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Two Booklets, Food for Thought

This is a Two booklets. Its medium is printed paper.

Ninety-eight political slogans appear on the tablecloth, Food for Thought, in the center of this gallery. Covering a vast amount of American history, Mergentime conveniently provided the derivation and meaning of these acronyms and phrases in a booklet that accompanied each tablecloth. One article said the booklet was “to settle the inevitable argument caused by eating off this cloth.”

It is credited Courtesy of Mergentime Family Archive.

Its dimensions are

L x W: 15.2 × 10.2 cm (6 × 4 in.)

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