Goldenrod Showboat ashes

30 match relic of the defunct Golden Showboat St. Charles

The satiny 30 wide matchbook from the once luxurious GoldenRod showboat is one of my favorites. Sadly, it does not scan well.

Built in 1909, the Goldenrod features chandeliers, tin walls, and stained glass, which were preserved as much as possible after the coast guard shut it down years ago due to safety problems, and a more recent fire that dashed hopes of restoration.

Source: St. Louis Today

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