YOUR remedies for menstrual period pain and problems.
Handwritten letter from the company to a sick woman, Typed letter to a Canadian (1918), Ad from the Salt Lake Weekly Herald (1881) for Mrs. Pinkham, trade cards (flowers, girl with cat), post card of Stanford University, a bottle for Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, mending kit, booklet Stretching Your Dollar, bottles for her Blood Medicine and (just plain) Medicine, Home Talks, Private Text-Book Upon Ailments Peculiar to Women, Fruits and Candies booklet, and a modern bottle, box and instructions for her Tablets.
A discussion of the letter testimonials, and their authenticity, of the Pinkham company (in a discussion of a Pursettes ad with a letter testimonial)
See two letters to MUM about the ingredients of her Compound, and one about the lyrics of an English pop song, Lily the Pink, about her.
Other amazing women: Nelli Bly, Dr. Marie Stopes, Dr. Grace Feder Thompson
YOUR remedies for menstrual period pain and problems. See more remedies here.
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
MUM address & What does MUM mean? |
Email the museum |
Privacy on this site |
Who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! |
Art of menstruation (and awesome ancient art of menstruation) |
Artists (non-menstrual) |
Asbestos |
Belts |
Bidets |
Birth control and religion |
Birth control drugs, old |
Birth control douche & sponges |
Founder bio |
Bly, Nellie |
MUM board |
Books: menstruation & menopause (& reviews) |
Cats |
Company booklets for girls (mostly) directory |
Contraception and religion |
Contraceptive drugs, old |
Contraceptive douche & sponges |
Costumes |
Menstrual cups |
Cup usage |
Dispensers |
Douches, pain, sprays |
Essay directory |
Examination, gynecological (pelvic) (short history) |
Extraction |
Facts-of-life booklets for girls |
Famous women in menstrual hygiene ads |
Feminine napkin, towel, pad directory |
Founder/director biography |
Gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux |
Humor |
Huts |
Links |
Masturbation |
Media coverage of MUM |
Menarche booklets for girls and parents |
Miscellaneous |
Museum future |
Norwegian menstruation exhibit |
Odor |
Olor |
Pad, towel, napkin directory |
Patent medicine |
Poetry directory |
Products, some current |
Puberty booklets for girls and parents|
Religion |
Religión y menstruación |
Your remedies for menstrual discomfort |
Menstrual products safety |
Sanitary napkin, towel, pad directory |
Seguridad de productos para la menstruación |
Science |
Shame |
Slapping, menstrual |
Sponges |
Synchrony |
Tampon directory |
Early tampons |
Teen ads directory |
Tour of the former museum (video) |
Towel, pad, sanitary napkin directory |
Underpants & panties directory |
Videos, films directory |
Words and expressions about menstruation |
Would you stop menstruating if you could? |
What did women do about menstruation in the past? |
Washable pads |
Read 10 years (1996-2006) of articles and Letters to Your MUM on this site.
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., maker of medicine for headaches,
stomach illness, insomnia, depression, cancer, tumors, women's diseases,
flatulence, menstruation, fertility, etc.:
Home Exercises
Complete booklet

One of many marketing devices the Pinkham company created during its long life (others included trade cards, sewing kits, a health-advice book), "Home Exercises" actually gives advice valid today: Exercise and don't overeat!

But the main point was of course to sell the company's medicines, of more questionable value.

Interspersed with exercise instructions lurked letters from happy consumers of the Vegetable Compound, Liver Pills, Blood Medicine and Sanative Wash, a compound for vaginal douching. Readers could write these ladies who claimed to benefit from the several cures, a change from earlier days brought about by skeptics who wondered if these satisfied patients existed. The company accumulated thousands of testimonies . (Read what the company itself said about this.)

I dated the pamphlet (1915)by a sentence in the ads on the inside back cover.

Below: Back cover. The booklet measures 4 1/4 x 6 7/8" (11 x 17.5 cm).
See two more hiking ladies in a fabulous window ad for menstrual pads from Nazi Germany.
Front cover.
As I scanned the ratty booklet it fell apart, thus the askew covers, below.

NEXT page of Home Exercises: cover-back cover inside front cover-1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 20-21
22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-inside back cover | NEXT Pinkham item: About the ingredients of the Pinkham Vegetable Compound: two e-mails
See Mrs' Pinkham's first page
first page

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