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 9 (see pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Dr Melissa Terras donated the
bags on this and pages 9 & 10
as well as on many earlier
pages. She started
these pad-bag 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 (2014)
Director, UCL Centre for Digital
Humanities and Professor of
Digital Humanities, Department of
Information Studies, University
Prof. Terras writes that she
collected the bags throughout
cast on some bags is
incorrect; all bags are white
with usually colored printing.
I made all bags the same width
even though they differ slightly.
Thanks again, Mel!
Read a general discussion
on page 1.
good, clean in German. It's
also the name of a Brazilian company
that seems to make electronic things.
But that's not this company:
the tiny igefa.de
logo at bottom left stands for the
German maker igefa, which touts Hygiene
for Professionals (Hygiene für
Profis) on its web site. So,
do you have to be a profi to use the
bag? Maybe the little man checks
Interesting that these 2 bags bear the
same article number even
though the graphics differ, a problem
for catalogers like myself. The burden
of running a museum!!
thumbs up on a bag
Another igefa bag.
The smiling, winking little man
cheering you on at left and below:
um, does he need
to be leering
at you while you change
your pad? Couldn't he wait
outside your stall or, ideally,
outside the restroom (toilet or WC
to you non-Americans). Like, he could
congratulate you in the hallway
just as well. No wonder
Germany is close to full employment,
in 2014 anyway.
The backs of both bags are blank.
large words read "Sack for hygiene."
The back of the bag at left.
The words translate maybe as "We help keep [the
What looks like GVS - well, it can't
mean Giggling Very Silently,
can it? Well, who could condemn a good
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