Episode 8

Wrapping Paper

December 9, 2016

The appearance of festive gift wrap in stores is one of the first signs that the Christmas season is here. But wrapping Christmas gifts is a relatively new custom.

Tissue paper “gift dressings” had been around for a while. The captain of that industry was Dennison Manufacturing of Framingham, MA.


A Dennison exhibit at the Framingham History Center

Dennison operated in Framingham for nearly a century. The company was acquired by Avery in the 1990s.


A close up from the exhibit

In this episode we hear from Pat Lavin, author of Welcome to Dennison Manufacturing Co.


Welcome to Dennison Manufacturing Co., a history of that company

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