See Australian douche ad
(ca. 1900) - Fresca
douche powder (U.S.A.) (date ?) - Kotique douche liquid
ad, 1974 (U.S.A.) - Liasan
(1) genital wash ad, 1980s (Germany) - Liasan (2) genital wash
ad, 1980s (Germany) - Lysol
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Lysol douche liquid ad,
1948 (U.S.A.) - Marvel
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Midol menstrual pain
pill ad, 1938 (U.S.A.) - Midol
booklet (selections), 1959 (U.S.A.) - Mum deodorant cream ad,
1926 (U.S.A.) - Myzone
menstrual pain pills ad, 1952 (Australia) - Pristeen genital spray
ad, 1969 (U.S.A.) - Spalt
pain tablets, 1936 (Germany) - Sterizol douche liquid
ad, 1926 (U.S.A.) - Zonite
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.)
The Perils of Vaginal
Douching (essay by Luci Capo Rome) - the odor page
See how a woman wore
a belt in a Dutch ad. See a classy 1920s ad for a belt
and the first ad (1891) MUM has for a belt.
See how women wore
a belt (and in a Swedish ad).
See a modern belt
for a washable pad
and a page from the 1946-47
Sears catalog showing a great variety.
More ads for
napkin belts: Sears,
1928 - modern
belts - modern washable
- Modess, 1960s
Actual belts in the museum
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special
for you! - the American fax tampon,
from the early 1930s, which also came in bags.
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)
colleens menstrual tampon (about 1961, U.S.A.)
Read about colleens, a kind of
tampon, on the main
The Ft. Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
newspaper published this ad on 23
August 1961; Tambrands generously gave
it to this museum.
Of the three documents here, it
gives the most complete idea of what
colleens was. The opening ad copy is
outrageous - just my opinion.
The ad copy says that it held more
"considerably more fluid than the
best-known tampons," a statement that
would strike fear into women a decade
or so later with toxic shock and Rely tampon.
Read the Dickinson
report, which the ad mentions.
Note the references to flowers,
including "bloom," "blooming,"
"flower-like" and "bud." Someone at
Tambrands made the underlining and
See a notice
that women can now buy colleens in
DOWNLOAD! I cut the images into
several pieces (on the computer
only) to make them smaller.The
newspaper is damaged at the
lower right, chopping off parts
of words. The picture was murder
to image, as the columns did not
align in the original and the
paper is "warped."
underlines undoubtedly come from a
hand at Tambrands, the former maker
of Tampax, which donated these
See a notice
that women can now buy colleens in stores.
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