Bonwit Teller charge card
Purple, plastic card with rounded corners, printed in green and white. Marked on recto: “BONWIT TELLER / [graphic of bouquet of flowers] [embossed] 261 70 299 / [embossed] MISS VIVIAN AWNER / [embossed] 890 WEST END AVE / [embossed] NEW YORK NY 10025.” Marked on verso: “[signature in blue ink] Vivian Awner / PLEASE SIGN HERE IN INK / THIS CARD IDENTIFIES YOU AS A BONWIT CUSTOMER. / IT WILL BE HONORED AT ALL BONWIT TELLER STORES, / AND SHOPPING WILL BE SO MUCH EASIER IF YOU / REMEMBER TO CARRY IT WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES.”
This charge card issued by Bonwit Teller, a New York City department store open from 1895 to 1989.