Gourmet's Guest Club Credit Card, United States, 1955

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Description
This is a sample card and directory for the Gourmet’s Guest Club Credit card. The Gourmet’s Guest Club Credit Card was established by Gourmet magazine around 1954. It functioned similarly to the Diners’ Club card, allowing consumers to pay for meals and hotels with credit instead of cash. The Diners’ Club card helped popularize credit card payments during the 1950s, and its success prompted other companies to issue their own cards to capitalize on the trend. The card came with a booklet listing the 600 hotels and restaurants that accepted Gourmet’s Guest Club. As the credit card business grew, it also began to consolidate, with American Express acquiring Gourmet Guest Club in 1958 to compete with Diners’ Club.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1955
place made
United States: New Jersey, Hoboken
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.4 cm x 10 cm x .3 cm; 2 17/32 in x 3 15/16 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
NU.72.66.118
catalog number
72.66.118
accession number
301409
Credit Line
Bloomingdale, Alfred
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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