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Gimbels charge card

Object Number: 
2017.36.3
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: 

White, plastic card with rounded corners, printed in gray/black. Marked on recto: “Gimbels / NEW YORK AND ALL BRANCH STORES / [embossed] 890 WEST END AVE / [embossed] NEW YORK NY 10025.” Marked on verso: “This card is property of Gimbels and must be surrendered upon demand. / SIGN HERE: [signature in red ink] Mrs. Oscar Awner / FOR YOUR PROTECTION: Please report the loss or theft of / this credit card immediately, as you are liable and responsible for all / purchases charged through its use until written notice of its loss or / theft is recorded by Gimbels. / [large capital “G” symbol] Gimbels”

Gallery Label: 

This charge card was issued by Gimbel's, a New York City department store open from 1887 to 1987.

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