The Beginning of Matchbooks

Matchbooks had a humble beginning in the early 1890’s when they were first used as an advertising medium in the theater industry. Almost since the time of its invention in 1892, the matchbook has played an important role in the history of the American promotional products industry.

The First Time

First used as an advertising medium in 1895 when actors from the Mendelson Opera Company in New York City pasted photos and slogans on a couple of boxes of blank matchbooks to promote an opera, matchbooks quickly became one of America’s most popular and widely distributed advertising specialty products.

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