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B. Altman & Co. charge card

Object Name: Charge card
Date: 1960s-1970s
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Medium: Plastic
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.4 × 8.6 cm)
Description: Coral, plastic card with rounded corners, printed in red. Marked on recto: “[in script] B Altman & Co / [embossed] 08 324 923 / [embossed] MRS OSCAR AWNER / [embossed] 890 WEST END AVE / [embossed] NEW YORK NY 10025.” Marked on verso: “[decorative band around all edges] USE THIS CARD IN ALL ALTMAN STORES / [signature in red ink] Mrs. Oscar Awner / [in script] B Altman & Co / FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK.”
Credit Line: Gift of Vivian Awner
Object Number: 2017.36.7
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This charge card was issued by B. Altman & Co., a New York City department store open from 1865 to 1990.