Some Camelia ads:
(Germany, with underpants made from sugar
sacks, 1945/46), 1952
(Germany) - Underpants
menstrual hygiene companies made for girls,
women and teachers - patent
medicine - a list
of books and articles about menstruation - videos
See a Kotex ad
advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
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 ad, 1981)
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, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
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
Camelia, early disposable
Booklet (incomplete), the
vs The Lady of the Camellias
13 (at right), bold words:
"Where is the reform menstrual
pad Camelia available?"
The Dutch contributor
writes this about "reform":
"Reform is a German
word that means
healthy or designed to be
better for people. In
the early years of the 20th
century the term Reform was
applied to clothing (especially
women's underwear: not the very
tight corsets, etc.) or
teaching, etc. The same with
sanitary napkins: more sensitive
and better designed and easy to
dispose of." See the word in a beautiful
3-D ad for Camelia.
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