Redheads 50 Matches

Object Number: 
2007.6.287
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, and striker
Dimensions: 
1/2 x 2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in (1.3 x 5.3 x 3.5 cm)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbox with inner box and striker; red top with "REDHEADS 50" in white and black above drawing of face and shoulder of woman and "CONTENTS 50 SAFETY MATCHES" in black; strikers on both sides; "REDHEADS/EXTRA-LONG/MATCHES" in red above "IDEAL FOR LIGHTING/STOVES HEATERS/OPEN FIRES/BARBECUES" in black, with depiction of matchbox and "MATCHES MADE IN SWEDEN/WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN" in black below.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group