Matchsafe, ""Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California"", ca. 1900 Nickel-plated metal, printed celluloid. Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. 1978-146-68.
What is this?
Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring printed advertisement for Cawston Ostrich Farm. The front displays image of man in tan suit and black bowler hat sitting astride an ostrich, both facing left; below image is the inscription "Cawston Ostrich Farm," "South Pasadena, California." Reverse with image of six ostriches standing before or behind a shrub in an open field, with rail fence and trees in background. Lid hinged at side. Striker in recessed groove on bottom.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Yinka Shonibare, Friday, October 07, 2005 - Sunday, September 24, 2006