Category Archives: Iconic Products

Once considered one of the premiere contemporary fine artists in America, she is largely unknown today, although her works remain in the collections of museums that include New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She … Continue reading

BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages were featured on the CBS Sunday Morning annual design show, Sunday Morning by Design, on May 31st. An iconic consumer product and a design classic, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are instantly recognizable as a symbol of … Continue reading

This week is #MuseumWeek, a global celebration of museums on Twitter. Johnson & Johnson is proud to participate in Museum Week this year for the first time, and we’ve been sharing some of our museum secrets, favorites, iconic products, and … Continue reading


NJ350: Vote for Your Favorite New Jersey Innovations

Margaret on June 27th, 2014 at 4:09PM

This year – 2014 – is the 350th birthday of New Jersey.  The year-long celebration focuses on three major themes that run through New Jersey’s history:  innovation, diversity and liberty.  (Why those three themes?  New Jersey has brought an incredible … Continue reading


More Cool Things from Our Museum Call for Artifacts!

Margaret on June 17th, 2014 at 5:34PM

  Our public call for artifacts for our Museum restoration is a few weeks old and, so far, Kilmer House readers have seen two of the coolest items – a Zonweiss clock and a Lister’s Fumigator – that have come … Continue reading

Infographics are everywhere today.  They’re colorful, easy to understand, they present information in a graphic, entertaining way, and they appeal to people who learn better visually rather than through the written word alone. If you need to educate and entertain … Continue reading

First Aid Kits are so central a part of modern life that it’s hard to imagine a time in which they didn’t exist.  But before Johnson & Johnson began making the first commercial first aid kits in 1888, people were … Continue reading


Recent Acquisitions and a Mystery!

Margaret on May 30th, 2013 at 3:43PM

One of the most amazing things about Johnson & Johnson history is the connection that people feel to it – employees, retirees, people whose ancestors worked for Johnson & Johnson, and people who grew up with our iconic BAND-AID® Brand … Continue reading

It’s as iconic and familiar as a Coca-Cola bottle, Levi’s jeans or, well, JOHNSON’S® Baby Powder.  From the Jazz Age to the 1990s, it was in virtually every American household and in many households around the world.  After people finished … Continue reading


A Study in Cotton

Margaret on February 13th, 2013 at 5:37PM

Today we take pristine white cotton swabs, cotton balls and sterile cotton dressings for granted, but over 125 years ago it was a very different story.  Cotton in the 1800s was not very useful as a dressing, and you wouldn’t … Continue reading

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