See a Kotex ad advertising a Marjorie May
See many more similar booklets.
Read most of a 1928 Australian edition of
the Kotex booklet Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, and read three
mid-1930s booklets by Kotex, including a much-changed version of Marjorie
May's twelfth Birthday.
Read the whole menarche booklet As One Girl to
Another (Kotex, 1940).
See more Kotex items: First ad
(1921) - ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog)
- Lee Miller ads (first real person in amenstrual
hygiene ad, 1928) - Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday
(booklet for girls, 1928, Australian edition; there are many links here
to Kotex items) - Preparing for Womanhood (1920s,
booklet for girls; Australian edition) - 1920s booklet in Spanish showing
disposal method - box
from about 1969 - "Are you in the know?"
ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) -
See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
Photo of Mary Pauline
Callender, author of
Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, puberty
and menstruation booklets for Kotex, etc.
Mrs. Callender [short biography] is credited with writing probably the first Kotex menarche-education
booklets for girls and their mothers (start
here to see several examples).
Mrs. Callender might also be the first named actual
person in a menstrual-hygiene ad in the United States; see the first pictured one.
The ad in which this appears is at the bottom of the page. There is
no date, but it looks like it's from the 1930s.
This site has several Marjorie May booklets, for example,
The ad is undated, but it looks as if it's from the 1930s.
Read most of the 1928 Kotex booklet Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, and all
of these Kotex booklets (mid 1930s):
Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, Marjorie May Learns
About Life, and Facts About Menstruation that every Woman should know.
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