See early tampoms Dale,
Wix and B-ettes and a bunch of other
See a Modess pad ad
from 1928 - Compare the American "Modess . . . . because"
ads, the French
Modess, and the German "Freedom"
(Kimberly-Clark) for teens.
See a San-Nap-Pak
ad from 1945 in American Girl, the Girl Scout
magazine, and a box of San-Nap-Pak tampons
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).
Tru-Fit elastic sanitary (menstrual)
belt container, probably before 1930
Joyce Sogg, who also gave this
museum a box for a sanitary apron, the
illustration for which forms the
background for the first page of this
Web site, donated three examples of
this paper container, the belt for
which might be designed to hold a
cloth, washable pad.
Cloth, washable pads almost
disappeared from stores and catalogs
in the 1930s, to be revived in the
1980s by small companies run by women
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