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Monogrammed with Mamie D. Eisenhower’s initials
c 1955
By Martex Cotton

Monogrammed "MDE" at the bottom machine embroidered in satin stitch.
Cotton. L 98.0, W 65.0 cm
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 14253.

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.