Matchbooks are treasured keepsakes from true community heirlooms-- RESTAURANTS.

Marina Purcell of New York City celebrated this fact by making a large scale print of her husband's entire matchbook collection.


"He has collected matchbooks since the late 90’s," she said, noting he keeps them in huge jars in his office.

For the photograph, we captured them organized into a grid pattern.

"We used to find them offered everywhere and now they're very hard to find," Marina said. Glad we would made this ode to all your favorite spots, Marina!