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Happy New Year!

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By Margaret Gurowitz
Dec 23, 2008

Many, many decades ago, in the Nineteen-teens, Johnson & Johnson built a huge electric sign on the roof of one of its buildings in New Brunswick.  The sign was over 31 feet high and 115 feet long.  When it was lit up in color at night, it was a local landmark…especially for passengers on the Pennsylvania Railroad as their trains reached New Brunswick.   The Company used this eye-catching sign to display a wide variety of messages, including best wishes for a Happy New Year.

So as we approach 2009, it seems fitting to have our long-vanished sign wish everyone a Happy New Year. 


The Johnson & Johnson electric sign in January of 1915

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