See a Kotex ad advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
See similar booklets - Read 1944 Growing Up and Liking It - See covers of other Growing Up and Liking It booklets - ads for teenagers
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 Lynn Peril's series about these and similar booklets! And see covers of the booklets How shall I tell my daughter?, Growing up and liking it, and Personal Digest
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
DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the SEARCH ENGINE, bottom of page.)
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | LIST OF ALL TOPICS | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
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Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

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, here.

 

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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