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Ohrbach's charge card

Object Number: 
2017.36.5
Date: 
1960s-1970s
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.6 cm)
Marks: 
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Description: Black, plastic card with rounded corners, printed in white on recto; on verso, white [discolored] printed in black. Marked on recto: “OHRBACH’S / fashion plate TM / [embossed] 59 24 11224 / [embossed] OSCAR L AWNER.” Marked on verso: “This card remains our property. It may be revoked without / notice to you or repossessed at any time, and must be sur- / rendered upon demand. By signing or using this card, within the limits established by / law, before the card is surrendered to us or we have received / notice that it has been lost or stolen. / [signature in blue ink] Vivian Awner / [in oval] KIRK.”

Gallery Label: 

This charge card was issued by Ohrbach's, a New York City department store open from 1923 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