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Title Matchbook covers, 3, advertising Tootsie Rolls. No date, circa 1940-1950.
Object Name Matchbook
Catalog Number 2010.007.0165
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Matchbook covers advertising Tootsie Rolls. No date, circa 1940-1950. Three examples. Cardstock, printed in full color, 1-1/2" wide x 4-5/8" wide except no. 3, clipped right end, 3-7/8" wide. Interior matches not present as received.

Note: on all the cent symbol is used in the price, but written out below.

1: A flying Tootsie Roll with a boy and girl riding on it. "America's Favorite Chewy Chocolate Candy." Bird holding card "Over 250 Million sold last year; 1 cent and 5 cent rolls."

2. Chocolate Tootsie Rolls in printed wrapper. "Delicious" "1 cent and 5 cents."

3. Beach scene with woman; man has drawn lettering in sand "I Love Tootsie". Wrapped chocolate Tootsie Roll depicted. "1 cent and 5 cents"

Tootsie Rolls were made in Hoboken during this period by the Sweets Company of America, whose name does not appear on these items.

Objects 1 and 2 have the name "Lion Match Co., New York " on them and who would be considered as the maker and issuer of them. While no.3 is clipped on the end that would have had their marking, it is probably from the same company.

Date 1940-1950
Year Range from 1940.0
Year Range to 1950.0
Search Terms Tootsie Roll
Sweets Company of America
Caption 1: "flying' Tootsie Rolls
Imagefile 075\20100070165.TIF
Classification Food
Manufacturing
Retail
Advertising
Tobacco