1990s Norwegian exhibition of the history of menstrual hygiene in
Scandinavia on the occasion of the 50th
anniversary of the SCA Mølnlycke menstrual
products company showing old
panty (German: Slip, Unterhosen) for menstruation
MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
German menstrual pads,
from an exhibition catalog
This illustration comes from
"Menstruation: Monatshygiene im Wandel von
1900 bis heute," the catalog of the
exhibition at the Lorsch branch of the
Hessian State Museum in Darmstadt, Germany,
that occurred from 26 November 1998 to 31
Below: A knitted washable menstrual
pad, about 1948-1950,
made of cotton and muslin.
It belonged to a shepherd's
wife in Upper Hessen.
The exhibition catalog says less wealthy women
used washable pads like this
into the 1950s
or even pads that did NOT have openings for
buttons at either end
to fasten to a belt or underwear.
It measures 330 x 73 x 8 mm (13 x 2.9 x
0.3") and is in the collection
of the Hessian State Museum.
used pads just like this in the 19th century
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& belt, 1908 - knitted washable menstrual pad,
about 1948-1950 -
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German washable pad ads, about 1900
American washable pads, 1902 & 1908
German washable pads and
belt, with case (about 1935-40).
German brief panty
(German: Slip, Unterhosen) for menstruation (about
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