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B. Altman & Co. charge card

Object Number: 
2017.36.7
Date: 
1960s-1970s
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.6 cm)
Marks: 
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Coral, plastic card with rounded corners, printed in red. Marked on recto: “[in script] B Altman & Co / [embossed] 08 324 923 / [embossed] MRS OSCAR AWNER / [embossed] 890 WEST END AVE / [embossed] NEW YORK NY 10025.” Marked on verso: “[decorative band around all edges] USE THIS CARD IN ALL ALTMAN STORES / [signature in red ink] Mrs. Oscar Awner / [in script] B Altman & Co / FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK.”

Gallery Label: 

This charge card was issued by B. Altman & Co., a New York City department store open from 1865 to 1990.

Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Vivian Awner
Provenance: 
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group