how tater bug mandolins got their name

The Potato Museum on potato beetles:

In the 1870s the presence of the beetle was so much a part of the Eastern scene that for a brief time ladies black and yellow-striped evening capes were the fashion. And a joke of the period had potato beetles studying mailing lists of seed companies to find out who had ordered seed potatoes.

2 replies on “how tater bug mandolins got their name”

very funny, never thought about the design of their clothing came from potato beetles. Well thats how creativity works.

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