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Monogrammed with Dwight D. Eisenhower’s initials
c 1955
Made by Block House
Bath towel monogramed with “DED” (DDE) initials.
Linen. L 127.0, W 66.7 cm
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 12330.

Monogrammed towels were popular in the 1950s.  In fact monograms were popular on clothing, glassware and other items.  The Eisenhowers received many items that were monogrammed as a way to personalize the gift.