We don't think about it much but our bath towels now are so much larger than the vintage ones. This one is subtly detailed with the Hilton Hotel name and logo, probably hoping that would prevent them being pilfered as a souvenir from their guests' stay. It didn't work; someone took this one home and it arrived to me in a collection of old linens. At 31" x 17" it's probably better used as a dish towel. This one is in great condition. Based on the design of the Cannon label on the back it's probably from the 1950s.