Digging Out of the Snow in 1921
As we start to celebrate our 125th anniversary year at Johnson & Johnson, our hometown of New Brunswick, New Jersey has been digging out of record amounts of snowfall – as have many other areas this winter.
Here’s a look back at Johnson & Johnson on February 21, 1921, the day after a huge snowstorm. One employee is digging a path through the snow, while another employee stands waist-deep in a snowdrift. The Cotton Mill is the large building on the left, and the Company’s offices and a storage building are on the right. The Power House, which today houses our museum and archives, can be seen in the background. The year 1921 marks another milestone in Johnson & Johnson history: during 1920, an employee in our Cotton Mill invented BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages; they went on the market in 1921.
UPDATE: Many thanks to the alert Kilmer House reader who noticed that the snowstorm photo is actually dated 1921...not 1920. I've updated the post to reflect that! Even bloggers get overwhelmed by the winter occasionally!