Diners' Club Credit Card, United States, 1955

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Diner's Club was one of the earliest issuers of credit cards beginning in 1950. The convenience and security they came to represent transformed payment methods and later blossomed into one of the primary mechanisms for purchasing goods and services for customers. They also became a device for tracking spending patterns for consumers interested in managing their personal finances.
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date made
founder of diner's club
McNamara, Frank
Schneider, Ralph
issuing authority
Diner's Club of America
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 9.5 cm x .3 cm; 2 5/32 in x 3 3/4 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Bloomingdale, Alfred
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Data Source
National Museum of American History