First & Merchants National Bank Mastercard Credit Card, United States, 1984

First & Merchants National Bank Mastercard Credit Card, United States, 1984

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Description
Master Charge was founded in 1966 as the Interbank Card Association to compete with the BankAmericard (later Visa). In 1969 the Interbank Card was renamed to Master Charge: The Interbank Card. The red and orange overlapping circles were adopted at this time as the logo for the company. In 1979 the card was renamed again and became MasterCard.
Object Name
credit card
date made
1984
associated date
1984-09
user
Clain-Stefanelli, Vladimir
maker
unknown
place made
United States
associated place
United States: Virginia, Arlington
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
white (overall color)
orange (overall color)
gold (overall color)
black (overall color)
molded (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 5.3 cm x 8.45 cm x.15 cm; 2 3/32 in x 3 5/16 in x 1/16 in
ID Number
1992.0050.0003
catalog number
1992.0050.0003
accession number
1992.0050
serial number
8340
Credit Line
Elvira Clain-Stefanelli
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Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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