Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ingenious matchbook-size promotional designs from the first half of the 20th Century....

'Women's committee on safety' lipettesYou're so smart to be safe... and always carry around these 'matchsticks' lipstick 'lipettes' from 'Harriet Hubbard Ayer' circa 1950's. What an ingenious bit of promotional design, mini lipstick top-ups for the girl on the go!

'Handy-Mender' needle & thread case
This beautiful pre-1920's matchbook size needle & thread case shows that great design & attention to detail can be applied to even the smallest packages.

'Gilmore's Steak House' matchbook
There is a pleasant suprise inside this stylish matchbook from a 1940's NY steakhouse, a miniature rendering proudly displaying their 'glass enclosed kitchen' printed across the matches!

'Benefactor Cigars' matchbook holder
This tin matchbook holder from 'La Flor De Benefactor Cigar Company NY' circa 1904 keeps your matches safe and dry. Another great example of miniature promotional design!

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