Acquisition No.: 2018-12
Title: Matchbook Cover; Bonneauville Hotel
Item History:

This matchbook cover once clad a pack of matches which were a promotional item for the Bonneauville Hotel. Matchbook advertising reached its peak in the middle of the 20th Century. It is estimated that this cover is from that period.

The cover depicts a scantily clad young lady and the text: “A sweet job” and “Superior Match Co, Chicago, USA.” The spine suggests “Drink Up.” The flap advertises: “Stop with Raymond Staub, Proprietor, Bonneauville Hotel, For good eats, drinks, and modern bedrooms. R. D. 5, Gettysburg, PA.” Lastly is printed the standard recommendation; “Close cover before striking.”

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