N Z New Zealand matchbox cover

Description (Brief)
A tin matchbox cover with a printed celluloid covering. The front has the New Zealand emblem or coat of arms. The back has images of the flags of some Commonwealth nations (Canada, India, Union Jack, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia), with the slogan "There'll always be an England" underneath. "There'll Always Be an England" was a popular patriotic song in Britain during WWII. One side has an image of a Maori fertility god and the phrase "Kia Ora," which is used in the same way as "G'day" or "Hi."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
match box cover
date made
1926-1961
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 6 cm x 2 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
2006.0098.1610
catalog number
2006.0098.1610
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Celluloid
Industry & Manufacturing
England
Propaganda
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Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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