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Friday, November 21, 2008

Vintage Matchbook Covers (1930s)

Vintage Matchbook - Club Victor (Seattle, WA)I've been tackling the arduous task of sorting through boxes of things saved from my grandparent's house, and something that keeps coming up are these amazingly well-preserved matchbook covers. The colors are still vibrant after sixty-plus years. At least a few date from the 1930's for sure, as there are notes and dates written inside most of them. Of particular note is the horribly racist Coon Chicken Inn matchbook -- I found some other stuff related to this, and I'll try to post (please note: we have NO intention of being offensive by posting this, merely pointing out the sadly racist additudes in our history -- also note is was OUTSIDE the Seattle city limits...) The other locations included are: Clover Club in Portland, Oregon; Club Victor and Oasis Night Club from Seattle, Washington; and the Hotel Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco. As always, enjoy the slideshow below, or click through for the Flickr set.

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