Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Matchbooks From Six Iconic Progressive Era Davis Restaurants (219)

Believe it or not, in Davis’ “Progressive” ‘70s-‘80s restaurants and other public establishments “enabled” smoking with ashtrays and matchbooks.

At a recent estate sale, I came onto a cardboard box of matchbooks that included about two dozen from Davis businesses.

Among them, six were from restaurants well known to and frequented by Davis residents in the “progressive” decades. In my experience, these six are “iconic.”

I have removed the matches from the six “books,” cut them into viewable form, and pasted the result up on the page shown here.


For anyone living in Davis in that period, these matchbooks are surely, a nostalgic “blast from the past.”