Marjorie May, three booklets, 1935 main page
See a Kotex ad advertising this booklet.
See Kotex items: First ad (1921;
scroll to bottom of page) - ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck
catalog) - Lee Miller ads (first real person
in a menstrual 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
DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the
SEARCH ENGINE, bottom
Modess menarche, menstruation & puberty booklet
Growing Up and Liking It, 1944
Compared to the earliest Kotex sanitary napkin
& puberty booklets, Growing Up and Liking It
reads easily and colloquially (just like the even more relaxed As One Girl to Another, Kotex, from 1940, whose typography
reinforces this) reflecting in a way the ease and slang of popular songs
of the time. It would be interesting to know why language on screen and
in publications seems to have changed so much in so few years. Compare
the Kotex booklet That day is here again .
. . from the same year for a shocking contrast!
Also in contrast to the earliest booklets,
the reader sees anatomical diagrams of the reproductive system, although
I wonder how interested girls were in them. The accompanying physiological
discussions are pretty dry. Of course a doctor - a male doctor -
that authority figure in recent American society, talks the physiology.
Throughout the booklet "growing up" means puberty, an interesting,
narrow meaning but consistent with the title.
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