Green Hat, red face: a nice example of 20s design. “PIX” was a brand of vending machine. The book’s design was trademarked by the Albert Pick company, an interesting institutional-supply firm that seemed to make everything from matches to china. They also owned a chain of hotels at one time, including the Pick-Nicollet in Minneapolis.

The man who bought this matchbook to sell in 1926 helps send kids to school in Chicago today.