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Accession number 2002.60
Catalog Number 2002.60.8
Object Name Matchbook
Description Joseph, Nez Perce chief, matchbook with biography. Copyright 1979, Ohio Match Company, Wadsworth, Ohio U.S.A. 44281.

The matchbook has the bust of Joseph on the closing flap printed in brown, yellow, green, black and orange on a yellow background. He is labeled, "Joseph" and "Nez Perce Chief". The text panel on the back has a shoe design in the top left corner and reads, "In 1877, Chief Joseph brilliantly led the peaceful Nez Perce Indians of the Pacific Northwest on an epic quest of freedom. Constantly pursued and attacked by the Army on the 1,700 mile flight, survivors were then exiled."

The flat matches have black fronts and backs with blue sulfur tips.
Date 1979
Dimensions W-2 L-2 inches
Collection Plastic & Composite Objects
Imagefile 008\2002608.JPG