Match Box Cover

Description (Brief):

A matchbox cover made of ivory-grained celluloid. The front is printed with the name of the organization, American Fund for French Wounded. The back has an image of the French and American flags. This is an advertising item for the organization's Chicago branch, located at 60 East Washington St. There is an empty matchbox inside the cover.

Description (Brief)

"The American Fund for French Wounded was founded by American women living abroad, to provide relief to small hospitals in France. The organization was initially established under the auspices of a British organization, the London Committee of the French Emergency Fund, but became independent in December 1915. Committees in eighty United States municipalities raised funds for the organization, which worked closely with several similar organizations, notably the American Committee for Devasated France and the American Red Cross. The Fund’s mission was to provide medical assistance for wounded French soldiers and civilians, and other forms of support for refugees."

Description (Brief)

Source: New York Public Library,

Date Made: after 1915

Maker: Whitehead & Hoag Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, NewarkAssociated Place: France

Subject: World War IRelated Event: World War I


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1612Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1612Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: match box cover

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)paper (match box material)Measurements: overall: 3.8 cm x 6.1 cm x 2 cm; 1 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 13/16 inoverall: 1 1/2 in x 2 7/16 in x 7/8 in; 3.81 cm x 6.19125 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_1347478

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