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Medium:
Plated brass, printed celluloid
Dimensions:
6.8 x 3.7 x .9 cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/16 x 3/8 in. )
Type:
containers
Decorative Arts
Matchsafe
Object Name:
Matchsafe
Manufactured in:
USA
Date:
1900–10
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring sepia toned photographic image of man in dark suit and bowler hat, seated in white wicker chair, gesturing towards a pair of small, long-haired spaniels at his feet, inscribed beneath "Eddie, Teddie, and Babe," reverse inscribed "Greetings, Eddie Gosnell, Original 12 Points Saloon. 1267 Maple Ave., Terre Haute, Ind.," inscribed in fine print just below "Roberson-Putnam Co, Chicago." Lid hinged on side. Striker in recessed groove on bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Accession Number:
1978-146-77
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq46e0aebdf-ee9f-4ec6-94aa-13ebb1d46288
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1978-146-77