Actual belts in the
See a prototype of
the first Kotex ad.
See more Kotex items: Ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog)
- Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (booklet for girls, 1928,
Australian edition; there are many links here to
Kotex items) - 1920s booklet in Spanish showing
disposal method -
box from about 1969 -
for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls)
- "Are you in the know?"
ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See
more ads on the Ads for
Teenagers main page
Sanitary panties and menstrual pad
belts (1946-47, U.S.A.)
This page from the American Sears,
Roebuck Fall-Winter catalog of 1946-47
shows the variety of "sanitary"
(menstrual) panties and belts to hold
menstrual pads available to women;
different styles appeared later.
Almost all of these disappeared in the
early 1970s, when self-adhesive
sanitary napkins appeared (see New Freedom
much to the relief of most women.
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