See the Fibs box and an ad for Fibs - 1935-59 ads for Fibs.
See more Kotex items: First ad for the pad (1921; scroll to bottom of page)
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 |
Artists (non-menstrual) |
Asbestos |
Belts |
Bidets |
Founder bio |
Bly, Nellie |
MUM board |
Books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) |
Cats |
Company booklets for girls (mostly) directory |
Contraception and religion |
Costumes |
Menstrual cups |
Cup usage |
Dispensers |
Douches, pain, sprays |
Essay directory |
Extraction |
Facts-of-life booklets for girls |
Famous women in menstrual hygiene ads |
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 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 |
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) |
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.

Fibs menstrual tampon, Kotex, U.S.A.
Counter display, 1930s-1940s?


1935-59 ads for Fibs.

Below: Front of the box holding the display (the box is slightly larger than the display). Funny that the text mentions the 3 Fibs boxes but not the display holding them, which it pictures. "Sponsored by the makers of Kotex" is an odd way of expressing - something.
Below: The back and sides are blank; only the top and bottom flaps have text (below).
Below: The top flap of the box. I found no folder in the box. The tampon itself waned out (so to speak) because it was too big according to "Shared Values: A History of Kimberly-Clark" by Robert Spector (1997).
Below: Bottom of the box.

End - Another tampon counter display from the 1930s: B-ettes.

More sales hints for menstrual products: "All Eyes are on Tampax in 1964"; "TAMPAX The Champ in every way" (1963)"; Your Image is Your Fortune!," Modess sales-hints booklet for stores (1967); "Your 'Keys' to More Profits," Kotex brochure for retailers (1960s).See the box and an ad for Fibs. Instructions in each box of Fibs tampons - 1935-59 ads for Fibs.
See the roughly contemporary Cashay and Dale tampons, and very early Tampax and fax.
See all tampons on this site.

copyright 2008 Harry Finley