photograph of a scotch tape dispenser, circa 1960

Scotch Brand transparent tape

Roll of 3M Scotch brand transparent tape, c.1960.

Scotch Tape

When 3M began doing business in 1902, it made sandpaper. Soon the sandpaper company invented a line of products that changed household life around the world. 3M's Scotch brand masking tape and cellophane tape were small inventions that started a consumer revolution.

a pair of display briefs used to advertise Munsingwear's underwear

Munsingwear display briefs

Light yellow women's brief-style underpants with a self-lined crotch, cuffs at leg openings, and an elastic waistband, 1960. Intended for display only and not to be sold or worn by a person.

photograph of a star-spangled brassiere and girdle produced by Munsingwear

Bra and girdle for Victory promotion

Brassiere and Girdle styled with American Flag pattern made by the Vassar Company to promote Munsingwear's war work, c.1942.

photograph of a room full of women at sewing machines

Women sewing, Munsingwear Corporation, Minneapolis

Women sewing, Munsingwear Corporation, Minneapolis, 1920. Photograph by C. J. Hibbard.

Photograph of a row of women at knitting machines at the Munsingwear factory

Women at knitting machines, Munsingwear Corporation, Minneapolis

Women at knitting machines, Munsingwear Corporation, Minneapolis, 1920. Photograph by C. J. Hibbard.

photograph of a woman operating a Munsingwear knitting machine

Interior views, Munsingwear Knitting Mills, Minneapolis.

Woman at Munsingwear knitting machine.

Employees of the Northwestern Knitting Company, makers of Munsingwear, grouped in front of the Mammoth Modern Model Munsingwear Mills, Lyndale and Western Avenues, Minneapolis

Employees of the Northwestern Knitting Company, makers of Munsingwear, grouped in front of the Mammoth Modern Model Munsingwear Mills, Lyndale and Western Avenues, Minneapolis, 1912.

Painting advertising Munsingwear

Munsingwear advertising 'painting'

Munsingwear advertising painting, 1914.

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