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Currency and Exchange Media ➔ Credit Card

Identifier:
E2007.42.1
Description:
This is an early VISA credit card from 1976 to 1980 that belonged to Arlon Rueter. The concept of paying for goods or services with credit, or the promise to pay for them later has been around for a long time, however, the modern credit card dates to the late 1950s. Today’s economy relies heavily on credit to function and many merchants such as online markets require payment by credit card.
Date:
1976 – 1980
Materials:
Plastic
Dimensions:
2" h 3.5" w
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Collection Tier:
Tier 3
Source:
Gift Of Christian G. Carron
Exhibit/Program:
Discovery Kit: Numismatics (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.        
Related Entities:
VISA (creator) Christian G. Carron (donor)
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