The Palmtree Impregnated Safety Match

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Identifier

KKBOC0008

Title

The Palmtree Impregnated Safety Match

Description

Small box of matches emblazoned with a black figure in front of several palm trees on a beach. The black figure is holding a sickle and has a yoke across his shoulders with water jugs. The words 'The Palmtree' are in a stylised ribbon, with the text in yellow. At the bottom of the image is another navy blue banner with the words "impregnated safety match manufactured in Sweden" in a lighter blue.

Type

Koloniale Boekjes en Artefacten

Relation

Collection of colonial booklets, memorabilia, etc. from around the world.

Source

The Black Archives

Format

Box of Matches

Subject

Black Slave

Coverage

Palm Trees, Sickle, Sand, Beach, Yoke, Water Jugs

Date

c.1930's

Contributor

Manufactured in Sweden

Physical Dimensions

4x1.5x5

Country of Production

English-speaking

Keywords

Matches, Cigarettes, Slaves, Plantations

Rightholder

The Palmtree

Archived By

Richard Weaver

Bibliography

https://www.stonegateantiques.net/items/520456/1930s-Sweden-Match-Box-Man-Palm-Tree-Coconuts

Citation

“The Palmtree Impregnated Safety Match,” The Black Archives, accessed November 27, 2022, https://collection.theblackarchives.nl/items/show/9.
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