Neps probably is from the 1920s, at a time
when napkin brands started to multiply. Kotex made a dispenser in the 1920s,
probably the first for pads.
This brand, using the illustration of what to
this American looks like a Dutch girl, probably stems
from the 1930s. Americans associated the Dutch with
propriety and cleanliness, reflected also in Old Dutch Cleanser, a
cleaning powder from that era. The Dutch image has
become considerably more complex today!
Modess pads had a famous advertising campaign,
"Modess . . . . because," which the industry sometimes
ridiculed, but which lasted from the 1940s to the
1960s. This dispenser must date from that era. See
some print ads from that