See ads for
menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax
tampons (1970, with Susan Dey), Personal Products
(1955, with Carol Lynley), and German o.b. tampons (lower
And read Lynn Peril's series
about these and similar booklets!
Read the full text of the 1935 Canadian edition
of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, probably
identical to the American edition.
More ads for teens (see also introductory page for
teenage advertising): Are
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and Quest napkin powder, 1948,
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and belts, 1949, U.S.A.)Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.),
Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
1964, U.S.A.), Freedom
(1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
See early tampons
and a list of tampon
on this site - at least the ones I've cataloged.
Boxcars of Kotex menstrual pads
Can you imagine railroad boxcars
today in America advertising their
contents as sanitary napkins? MUM does
have a plastic
shopping bag from Germany
advertising Freedom pads and tampons,
but we don't find that in America.
The missing picture at lower right
shows a truck with a similar sign.
This is part of a page that appeared
in trade magazines.
Courtesy of the
State Historical Society of
See ads on a telephone
booth and bus stop,
in Europe, of course -
Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and Quest
napkin powder, 1948, U.S.A.)
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