National Geographic : 1917 Jan
All Aboard the Magic Carpet The magic carpet, famed in Arabian Nights, carried its fortunate owner safely and conveniently wherever his heart desired. "A. B. A." Cheques have been likened to a "modern magic carpet" because they are the form of funds on which the modern tourist can safely and conveniently travel all over the globe. The safety of "A. B. A." Cheques lies chiefly in their not being usable until the owner countersigns them, and in the possibility of replacing them in case of loss. "A.B.A. " American A" A" Bankers Che Association Their convenience is manifold. An When you are in America your "A.B.A." Cheque does not need to be "A. B. A." Cheque spells dollars; when cashed; in a very real sense it is cash, in Russia it spells rubles; in Italy, both domestic and foreign, because it lire; in France, francs; in Germany, is accepted just as if it were the marks; in Great Britain and her actual currency of whatever country Colonies, pounds and shillings, and the traveler happens to be in. so on. You pay for your tickets and hotel service in San Francisco, or New York, or Paris, or in some remote little town, with "A.B .A ." Cheques; you pay for ivories in Pekin, for tea house refreshments in Tokyo, for laces in Venice, for rugs in Tabriz; for most anything, most anywhere-with "A. B . A." Cheques. You can obtain "A. B.A." Cheques in denominations of $10, $20, $50, and $100 at almost any bank. Write to Bankers Trust Company, New York, for information S as to where in your vicinity you can obtain these cheques. ]IIf IIIIIIIIill lllII IIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIII liii III II liii11111111 IIIIII 1 I 11 11 l "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."