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1920

  • Work on this object ended.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

1999

2022

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"Dreamland, Coney Island" Matchsafe, ca. 1910

This is a matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is plated metal, printed celluloid. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

7.2 x 3.9 x 1 cm (2 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

"Patented" stamped on bezel.

It is inscribed

"Souvenir of Dreamland, Coney Island, N.Y." "Chutes and Lake Dreamland, Coney Island"

Cite this object as

"Dreamland, Coney Island" Matchsafe, ca. 1910; USA; plated metal, printed celluloid; 7.2 x 3.9 x 1 cm (2 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1430

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