Posted 2 months ago
Now who is the celebrity seen in photo #3? I think it is Clark Gable. The Adam Hat Company was around from 1924 to sometime in the 1950s when they were purchased by another company and faded away. This matchbook is from the days when everyone smoked and wore hats. I thin k the height of the hat era was the 1930s. Based on my knowledge of TV and movies hats were going out in the 1950s and pretty much gone by the end of the 1960s. Anyway the artwork on this looks 1930s although it could be 40s or 50s.
The ashtray is a depression glass MacBeth Adams made in the 1930s which is perfect for this vintage matchbooks.