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E. J. Korvette charge card

Object Number: 
2017.36.4
Date: 
1960s-1970s
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.6 cm)
Marks: 
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

White, plastic card with rounded corners, printed in teal and gold. Marked on verso: “[symbol of spiral and leaves] Korvettes / PERSONAL CHARGE PLATE / U.S. PAT. NO 3.034.430 / [signature in blue ink] Mrs. Oscar L. Awner / [embossed] 0301 027 740 2 / PLEASE SIGN ABOVE IN INK – NOT TRANSFERABLE – REPORT PROMPTLY IF LOST OR STOLEN / [embossed] MRS OSCAR L AWNER.” No marks on verso.

Gallery Label: 

This charge card was issued by E. J. Korvette, a New York City discount store open from 1948 to 1980.

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