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Toons

Object Number: 
2007.6.154
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed in fuchsia and black; all the text on the matchcover is printed in black; "TOONS" is printed on the front vertically to the left of two printed vertical parallel lines and where "Cuisine / of / Bangkok" is printed horizontally; "417 BLEECKER ST. / (cor Bank St.) / GREENWICH VILLAGE, N.Y." is printed above the staple; "(212) 924-6420" is printed on the saddle; "FOR SAFETY STRIKE ON BACK" is printed on the footer. A design element of Siamese deity blowing a conch dancing above a cloud is printed within a double lined circle on the reverse above the striker; Printed on the manumark is "ENCORE SALES. (212) 986-6744".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group