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Abraham & Straus charge card

Object Number: 
2017.36.6
Date: 
1960s-1970s
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.6 cm)
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Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Green, plastic card with rounded corners, printed in white and blue. Marked on recto: “ABRAHAM & STRAUS / A&S / [embossed] 464 57 911 / [embossed] MRS OSCAR AWNER.” Marked on verso: “[signature in blue ink] Vivian Awner / SIGNATURE / This card is designed for your shipping convenience and / will be honored at all A&S stores. Please present it when / purchasing to assure prompt service and accuracy. / For your own protection, if card is lost or stolen, / immediately report the loss to A&S Credit Office. / Abraham & Straus, 420 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.”

Gallery Label: 

This charge card was issued by Abraham & Straus, a New York City department store open from 1865 to 1994.

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