See some pad
dispensers and ads for pads that come with
Freedom and Whenever,
from the U.S.A., and Camelia,
And read Lynn Peril's series about
these and similar booklets!
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
The Museum of
Menstruation and Women's Health
Disposal bags for sanitary
napkins, page 6 (see pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Terras, now  Director
of University College
London Centre for Digital
Humanities and Professor
of Digital Humanities, UCL
kindly sent these bags she
collected in Hamburg, Germany.
Years ago Dr Terras started
these pages on MUM by sending me
disposal bags while studying for
her doctorate at Christ Church,
University of Oxford, and has
contributed many more since then.
Thanks again, Mel!
Except where noted, the
backs of the bags are blank.
Read a general discussion
on page 1.
The front of the bag.
On the otherwise blank reverse, a
tree gives thumbs up upon
reading the German, which means in
English "The bag spares the
it's about to stick a leaf in its
nose. Or take something out.
But it's happy. As
you should be.
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