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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Advertising ➔ Wurzburg Credit Card

Identifier:
2019.52.5
Description:
This credit card, never issued to a customer, would have been valid at all Wurzburg's locations. A stamp on the card indicates it may also have granted the holder additional S&H Green Stamps for their purchases. This item is significant for its historical association with a downtown Grand Rapids department store. The history of some of Grand Rapids' long-time retailers still resonates today because of the active role these businesses and their owners played in contributing to the development of the city, its economy, arts, and culture. 
Date:
1970s
Materials:
Plastic, Vinyl-like Material
Dimensions:
1 3/8" h 3 1/2" w
Source:
Gift of Michael Hauser
Makers/Donors
Wurzburg's Department Store
Wurzburg's Department Store was founded by Frederick W. Wurzburg in October of 1872. Two of Frederick's sons, William and Edmund, went on to run the store. Wurzburg's took over the previous location of Herpolsheimer's in 1951 on 101-13 Monroe Northwest in Grand Rapids. Wurzberg's was in business until at least 1972. 

The Sperry Hutchinson Company

Michael Hauser
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