Advertisement for the "White Star Line, R.M.S. Olympia" Matchsafe, ca. 1911
Plated tin, enamel. Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. 1980-14-1382.
What is this?
Rectangular, curved corners, snuff box style container, cover features polychrome, printed decoration of large cruise ship on the water with mast and American flag at top, smaller sailboat in front and in background, inscribed at top "White Star Line," small red banner with star to left, "R.M.S. Olympic, 45.324 Tons" inscribed at right, "Largest Steamer In The World" inscribed below. On underside "Cadbury, Bourneville" impressed in metal. Striker on underside.