Diners' Club Credit Card, United States, 1955

Diners' Club Credit Card, United States, 1955

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
credit card
date made
1955
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)
Measurements
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
NU.72.66.20
accession number
301409
catalog number
72.66.20
Credit Line
Bloomingdale, Alfred
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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