See some covers of How shall I tell my
daughter? and an excerpt from the 1969 edition.
Marjorie May, three booklets, 1935 main page
See a Kotex ad advertising this booklet.
See Kotex items: First ad (1921;
scroll to bottom of page) - ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck
catalog) - Lee Miller ads (first real person
in a menstrual hygiene ad, 1928) - Marjorie May's
Twelfth Birthday (booklet for girls, 1928, Australian edition; there
are many links here to Kotex items) - Preparing
for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls; Australian edition) - 1920s
booklet in Spanish showing disposal method
- box from about 1969 -
"Are you in the know?" ads
(Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) -
See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the
SEARCH ENGINE, bottom
How shall I tell my daughter? Puberty and
menstruation booklet, Modess. 1963, U.S.A.
Personal Products Company, which made Modess menstrual sanitary pads
and belts, also published booklets explaining menstruation and puberty for
girls and their parents (mothers), as did other companies, such as Kimberly-Clark
(Kotex; sample booklets here) and Tampax tampons
See the ad the teenage Carol
Lynley, later an actress, made for these booklets, and see other
ads for menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (Kotex, 1933), Tampax tampons (1970, with Susan Dey) and German o.b. tampons (lower ad, 1981).
This booklet is meant for mothers.
NEXT pages. Covers,
pp. 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9,
10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23,
24-25. See the complete
1969 edition. See some covers of How shall
I tell my daughter? and an excerpt and funny story from the 1969 edition. See also Personal Digest and
Growing up and liking it from the same company,
and Lynn Peril's article about such booklets.
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