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May 5, 2011

Don’t Say Underwear, Say Munsingwear

Filed under: Podcasts and Slideshows — Adam Harris @ 11:05 am

For nearly 100 years after its founding in 1886, the Munsingwear Company was known for its innovations in both style and manufacturing techniques and materials. The largest producer of branded underwear in the U.S., it was also the largest employer of women in Minnesota. Curator Linda McShannock explores the company’s numerous “firsts” over the course of its 100 year history, embodied by the slogan “Don’t say underwear – say Munsingwear”

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One Response to “Don’t Say Underwear, Say Munsingwear”

  1. Donna Spartz Says:

    I am so in awe to find this picture of the grandma and the two little girls. Years ago I sent this very same picture to Oliver’s antiques auction to be sold. It sold for about $1,200, but then Olivers went bankrupt and I received $11.00 for my beautiful picture. That’s right, I said eleven dollars. I always regretted selling it. I was just wondering where this picture came from and if it could possible be the same one. The frame and all are itentical. It is so nice to see this picture again. Please let me know if you have any information. Thank you so very much.

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