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Adam's Apple

Adam's Apple
Title
Adam's Apple
Date 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions 
overall (closed): 5.1 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (2 x 2 x 1/4 in.)
Description 
White cardboard matchbook is printed with yellow, red, green and black; the matchcover is designed as an all around label featuring a graphic of an apple on the front with a quote bubble coming from the apple that continues over the saddle of the matchcover onto the reverse of the matchcover; " MEET ME / at the ADAM'S APPLE / 371-8651" is printed in the text bubble; on the front above the staple "1117 FIRST AVE. & 61ST. N.Y.C." is printed; "STRIKE ON BACK COVER" is printed on the footer; the interior of the matchcover is also printed as an all around label providing the space for 4 contacts to be listed within the matchbook "NAME / ADDRESS / TEL / NAME / ADDRESS / TEL / NAME / ADDRESS / TEL / NAME / ADDRESS / TEL / LION MATCH CORP OF AMERICA NEW YORK"
Credit Line 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Object Number 
2007.6.53
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group