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Object Name Matchbox
Date 1970s-1980s
Description Cardboard matchbox from the "Boarding House" restaurant in Boise, Idaho. The color of the sleeve is cream with a brown strip for striking a match on one side. Both the top and bottom of the outside sleeve on the matchbox have a silhouette of a man's head and neck. He is wearing a black txapela and a red handkerchief. "Boarding House" is in bold red letters shadowed in black to the right of the man. "Basque Style dining" is below that in cream-colored letters with a black outline. The line just above the edge of the box is "6th & Main Old Boise, Idaho Phone: 342-9300" in black letters. The side of the box with the striking strip has "Pocketbox (TM) Diamond Match Div Portland, Oregon" printed in black below the strip. The inner tray is white cardboard. There are 35 unused matches inside the tray. They all have shafts of a light wood, with a ball of a red chemical compound on one end. The Boarding House restaurant operated during the 1980s and was owned by Nicasio Beristain.
Object Number 2004.041.001