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First & Merchants BankMaster Charge Card, United States, 1978

First & Merchants BankMaster Charge Card, United States, 1978

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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
1978
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.5 cm x 8.5 cm x.15 cm; 2 5/32 in x 3 11/32 in x 1/16 in
ID Number
NU.84.17.22
catalog number
84.17.22
accession number
1984.0606
serial number
843
Credit Line
E. 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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