The classic restaurant table cloth

Today’s fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact.

In visual literacy we make use of certain images to convey certain thought patterns.

One of the classic examples of visual literacy is the use of a red gingham table cloth to portray the idea of a traditional restaurant.

On 10 April 1845 Erastus B Bigelow patented a new loom which would be used to manufacture gingham cloth.  Before this all gingham cloth was handwoven.




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