Eastern European matchbox labels

german matchbox label

Flickr member Jane McDevitt is a phillumenist which means she collects (and scans) matchbox labels. Her collection of matchbox labels from eastern Europe is one of the finest I’ve ever seen. Incredible stuff and reminiscent of Russian constructivist art. Scanning through the entire thing is like a graphical history lesson. I collect as well but haven’t started the process of scanning yet. It’s a big job…

german matchbox label

czechoslovakian matchbox label

polish matchbox label

polish matchbox label

czechoslovakian matchbox label

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