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 7 (see pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Ann Germanow, the founder of
Scensibles, a disposal bag and
more, s[c]ent me samples of her
products with literature.
I'm showing you below just a
portion of what her company
offers. See her Web site for more:
Years ago Dr Melissa 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. She's now Reader in
Co-Director of University College
London Centre for Digital
Humanities, Department of
Thanks again, Mel!
Read a general discussion
on page 1.
The disposal bag, which measures
3 1/2" x 9 3/4" (8.7 x 24.8 cm).
The thin strips at top tie to
close the bag.
The 3 x 3 3/4" (7.5 x 9.5 cm)
The other side of the 3-pack.
Below: This larger (3 1/2
x 5", 8.8 x 12.7 cm) box holds
more of the bags.
Below: The other side of
the box at left.
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