Tour the former Museum of
Menstruation in my house.
See how women wore
a belt (and in a Swedish ad). See a modern belt for
a washable pad and a page from the 1946-47 Sears
catalog showing a great variety - ad
for Hickory belts,
1920s? - Modess belts
in Personal Digest (1966)
See a Modess True
or False? ad in The American Girl
magazine, January 1947, and actress Carol Lynley in
"How Shall I Tell My Daughter" booklet ad
(1955) - Modess . . .
. because ads (many dates).
Norwegian exhibit about menstruation &
the company history of the Scandinavian
tampon and menstrual pad company SCA
Go to a NORWEGIAN JOKE, then continue with the next page of the exhibit.
This is the creator of the
exhibit, Elin Graabæk of the
museum staff, holding a knitted pad(!)
and a belt.
and the following article are
from the TBG Blad newspaper.
Text at right: "Communists in
the summer house"- wow! -
visit of Aunt Red from Potsdam"
are Norwegian euphemisms for
menstruation. The latter is
similar to the German "Tante Rosa
kommt aus Amerika," Aunt Rose is
coming from America. Someone
should write something about the
choice of places unwelcome
"people" come from!
Ahem, I must dispute the
contention in blue, which says
Vestfold city museum is the very
first museum in the world to
have an exhibit about
from the permanent exhibit at MUM,
which stated in 1994, a year
before this temporary exhibit, the
city museum of Frankfurt, Germany,
had a large exhibit of menstrual
material in the late 1980s as part
of a larger exhibit of the history
of underwear, as I know from the
catalog of the exhibit in the
Library of Congress. I would guess
there have been others.
Finally, the green quote
says that the
museum is not noted for breaking
new territory, but it certainly
did this time. Even in a
liberal country like Norway this
is a bold exhibit.
Go to a NORWEGIAN
JOKE, then continue with the next page of the
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