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
Pp. 46-47. The Dutch contributor
"Wie zijn vrouw lief heeft
..." ("who loves his wife ..."),
etc. But then on page 47 after 4
entries: "The man must take care
that his wife gets this booklet.
Then she also gains the
knowledge of Camelia sanitary
napkins! "Als fijngevoelig man
spreekt hij er niet over ..."
etc.: "As a sensitive man he
does not speak about it, because
he knows that his intelligent
wife will wear from now on no
other sanitary napkin than