National Geographic : 1916 Sep
To Japan on the Magic Carpet The illustration shown above is a Japanese artist's interpretation of the idea "seeing the world on A.B.A. Cheques," already familiar to magazine readers. The artist has woven into the Arabian Night's tale of travel on the magic rug, the thought that a trip on "A.B.A." Cheques is auspicious. The "god of good luck" is in the party, and the flying of fish banners in the Japa nese village indicates a festive occasion. The artist has the right idea: "B*AAs do add to the auspiciousness of any trip for pleasure or business; they contribute to en joyment by providing safe and convenient means of paying one's way in every part of the world-the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and every other place where people travel for business or for pleasure. > Cheques erican nkers ociationCheques You use "A. B. A." Cheques just as you would use currency, and you do not have to convert the cheques into foreign money when crossing an international boundary. They are known in terms of dollars in the Americas, pounds in Great Britain and her Colonies, francs in France, marks in Germany, lire in Italy, and so on. When using an "A. B. A." Cheque you countersign it in the presence of the person accepting it; your countersignature identifies you and makes the cheque negotiable. It cannot be used until you have countersigned it; hence it is safe for you to carry. It is not only the safest but also the handiest "travel money." Get them at your bank. If your own bank is not yet supplied with "A. B. A." Cheques, write Bankers Trust Company, New York, for book let and information as to where they may be obtained in your vicinity. BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, NEW YORK  IIIlll 11111 111111 1llIll Illli l 111111111 IIlll llllll1 III III 1 mllllllll II II I lI "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."