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Behind the Scenes of Our History

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By Margaret Gurowitz
Dec 04, 2009

Here’s another special behind the scenes video tour of some lesser known items from Johnson & Johnson history.  If you’ve ever wondered where the last loading dock for horse drawn wagons at Johnson & Johnson is located, which unusual 1960s fashion was made by one of our operating companies, why we once made doll clothing, and how we got from medicated plasters to JOHNSON’S® Baby Powder, you’ll know the answers to all of those questions after you watch this post.   You’ll also be able to see -- for the first time -- letters from two of our founders written in 1887, just a year after the Company was founded.  Enjoy!  

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DECEMBER 07, 2009 12:44 PM

This video looks great! Love seeing the old letters and learning about all the products that used to be in J&J's portfolio.

Cecilia Guzman
DECEMBER 08, 2009 07:25 AM

Simply fantastic! It's so interesting to hear about J&J's growth and desire for innovation. Truly amazing!

DECEMBER 08, 2009 09:53 AM


I enjoy your stories on the history of Johnson & Johnson and look forward to your videos on the Kilmer House. I became interested in the background of the company after joining the company and after reading "The General" my interest was peaked. It amazed me to learn how basic ideas were turned into products and the inovation that can be created from need. The history of the Band-aid was especially of interest and how an employee's need at home was tranformed into a product of world-wide use. Please continue to educate us through these segments and demonstrate J&J's diversity in the past as well as in the present. Thank you.

Rose Tominovich

DECEMBER 09, 2009 02:40 PM


I'm glad you like the blog! I've had several questions about reproducing the stories on Kilmer House in hard copy, and with our 125th anniversary coming up in 2011, it might be a consideration. If anyone else would be interested in something like that, please let me know through the blog!


Randy Corder
DECEMBER 11, 2009 10:22 AM

I love these historical videos. I started with Devro back in Lubbock, Texas a little over 35 years ago. I love working for a company that has such a great heritage. Keep these videos and historical stories coming. Thanks..Randy

Ginny Sirianni
DECEMBER 13, 2009 03:02 PM

The video and facts about our company history are fantastic and very interesting to learn about those little know facts. Fascinating.