321 placemats with advertising from a variety of restaurants, including Burger King, McDonald's, Denny's, Howard Johnson, International House of Pancakes, etc., also gambling casinos, motels and hotels, and Disneyland. Travel and tourism are a general theme of the collection. Representative of a number of printing styles from various regions and states, although Nevada is especially emphasized. Includes a group of placemats commemorating the U.S. Bicentennial. One unusual placemat discusses the advantages of conversion to the metric system. The 2007 addendum contains an additional cubic foot of restaurant placemats and drink coasters.
Byron Fogel Placemat Collection, ca. 1950-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History