Thursday, May 26, 2016

Naughty 1930s Nightclub Matchbooks

The classic matchbook dates to 1892, when inventor Joshua Pusey patented a design for paper matches tipped with sulphur-phosphorus solution and attached to a sheet of cardboard. His design was quickly acquired by the Diamond Match Company, which made its first bulk sale of Pabst Beer-branded matchbooks in 1894.

This collection advertised naughty nightclub fun.

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xoxoxoBruce said...

In the 4th matchbook at the link, if it's such a posh joint, why are they eating watermelon?

The Nag said...

I don't think those are watermelons.