At first glance this little book may appear to be a simple book of matches, but when you open it up you realize that it contains a styptic kit in case “the gentleman” should cut himself while shaving and a hosiery mending kit “for the lady”.

Also, it looks like a few of the “matchsticks” to prevent your stockings from running were used, since there’s only three left!

By Kayla Sutherland
Associate, Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear