MATCHBOOK COVER – RIIS PARK, LATE 1930’s

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Today’s Historical View is of a rare matchbook cover from Riis Park. The item was printed and manufactured by The Lion Match Company of New York, U.S.Pat. No.1.733.258, patented in Canada in 1929, and MADE IN THE U.S.A.!

The outside portion of the cover states Jacob Riis Park with Bathing, Dining and Dancing… Rockaway, Neponsit and Long Island.

The inside portion listed products SOLD at the Riis Bath’s:

  • Hortons Ice Cream.
  • Bordens Products.
  • Drakes Cakes.
  • Schneiders Beverages.
  • Ehleres Grade A Coffee.
  • Gobels Provisions.
  • Trommers Beer.
  • Gottfrieds Bread & Rolls.
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