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    • 1961

    Magazine advertisement for DuPont Lycra, the brand name for the polyester-polyurethane copolymer invented by Joseph Shivers in 1958 at the DuPont laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia. The advertisement was published in…

    • 1960 – 1969

    Advertisement for DuPont Lycra spandex fiber depicting the mid-section of a woman modeling a girdle.

    • 1949

    Advertisement by John B. Flaherty Co., Inc. in New York for the "Bub" Duribilknit supporter published in SPORT magazine. The "Bub" was a knitted athletic supporter made of surgical elastic. The supporter had a thick…

    • 1986

    Advertisement by JBI Jogbra Inc. for the Sportshape bra in Cosmopolitan magazine.

    • 1885 – 1910

    Rectangular tin sign with image of woman dyeing cloth in red dye. Articles of clothing including a stocking and blouse are on a clothesline hung above her head. Yellow text with red outline is embossed.

    • 1960s

    Color print magazine advertisement for DuPont dyed nylon stockings. Image depicts the legs of four women in colorful stockings.

    • circa 2015

    Large, hollow cylindrical piece of thick cardboard with thick black Lycra fiber wound around it.

    • circa 2015

    Large, hollow cylindrical piece of thick cardboard with thick white Lycra fiber wound around it.

    • 1939

    DuPont company advertisement previewing "Wonder World of Chemistry" exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair with specific emphasis on public introduction of nylon. This advertisement was reprinted from The Woman's…

    • 2016

    Playskin Lift is an assistive garment for young infants with weakness or movement problems due to brachial plexus palsy, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and various forms of muscular dystrophy/atrophy. The garment is…

  1. A cardboard cone wound with thin white rubberized thread.

    • 2014

    The Coolibar hooded one-piece swimsuit for a small child is constructed with four-way stretch knit (polyester and spandex). The hood protects the infant's neck and head while the zipper and snap buttons eases putting on…