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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
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Munsingwear began in 1886 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The founders, George D. Munsing, Frank H. Page, and Edward O. Tuttle, incorporated the business as the Northwestern Knitting Company. Their product was knit underwear for the entire family. The name of the company was changed to Munsingwear in 1919.
According to some sources, Munsingwear was the originator of the knit golf shirt. In 1955 they put the penguin logo on their Grand Slam gold shirts. By the 1980s Munsingwear had several menswear lines, including Grand Slam, Kangaroo, and Cotton Classics. Women’s underwear was produced under the Vassarette label, which was formed when Munsingwear acquired the Vassar Company in 1951.
Both Munsingwear (owned today by the Perry Ellis Company) and Vassarette (part of Vanity Fair Corporation) are still in operation.
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from a 1930 swimsuit
from an early 1940s slip
from a late 1950s negligee
from a late 1950s pajama set
from a late 1950s golf shirt
from a pair of 1960s briefs
from a pair of 1970s briefs