Christmas Club

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Description (Brief)
Flat, rectangular, celluloid card advertising the West Springfield Trust Co. Christmas Club. Yellow with black and red print, it carries the Christmas Club emblem, a black square with red and green holly in the center of card. This square contains information that reminds holders to make Christmas Club payments. In red and green print on back is a calendar for 1940.
Christmas Clubs are savings plans in which bank customers make scheduled deposits throughout the year into a Christmas account and received the money around the holidays to shop for gifts. This card is a product of Christmas Club, A Corporation of Eaton, Pennsylvania, which sold financial institutions all of the materials they would need to create a Christmas Club.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1940
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.1 cm x 9.5 cm; 2 in x 3 3/4 in
overall: 1/16 in x 2 in x 3 11/16 in; .15875 cm x 5.08 cm x 9.36625 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0611
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0611
subject
Christmas
Banks
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Celluloid
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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