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Stern’s Department Store charge card

Object Number: 
2017.36.2
Date: 
1960s-1970s
Medium: 
Plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 × 3 1/2 in. (4.4 × 8.9 cm)
Marks: 
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

White, plastic card with rounded corners, printed in black. Marked on recto: “STERN’S / [embossed] 516 116 71 01 0 / [embossed] RUTH AWNER / [symbol] A UNIT OF ALLIED STORES.” Marked on verso: “This card is property of Stern’s and may be cancelled or modified / at any time, and you agree to return this card to Stern’s upon request. / This card will be honored in all Stern’s stores. Please notify Stern’s / immediately of loss or theft. / Please sign below in ink / [signature in faded blue ink]”

Gallery Label: 

This charge card was issued by Stern's, a New York City department store open from 1867 to 2001.

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