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Matchbook

Matchbook

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Description
Full or unused, 20-count, front-strike souvenir matchbook for the Fred Harvey Hotel "LA FONDA - IN OLD SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO". Horizontal full-length exterior features a color perspective view of the building; vertical full-length interior lists 11 Harvey Hotels in four states (Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) in white letters against a blue ground. "Fred Harvey / CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING MATCH" printed across footer, and "Made in U.S.A. / THE DIAMOND MATCH CO. N.Y.C." on manumark. Red-tipped safety matches.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Matchbook
matchbook
Date made
1925
maker
Harvey, Fred
Diamond Match Co.
place given away
United States: New Mexico
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
offset lithograph (cover production method/technique)
paper (cover material)
ink (cover material)
potassium chlorate (match tips material)
sulphur (match tips material)
wood pulp (matches material)
phosphorus (striking surface material)
wire, steel (staple material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in;.9525 cm x 5.3975 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
1991.3112.03B
catalog number
1991.3112.03B
nonaccession number
1991.3112
subject
Tourist Trade
Tourist Trade
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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