Read most of a 1928 Australian edition of
the Kotex booklet Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, and read three
mid-1930s booklets by Kotex, including a much-changed version of Marjorie
May's twelfth Birthday.
Read the whole menarche booklet As One Girl to
Another (Kotex, 1940).
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
Modess puberty, menarche & menstruation booklet
Growing Up and Liking It, 1972
Growing Up and Liking It is one of a series
of books with the same title to tell menarcheal girls what is happening
or about to happen to their bodies, with menstruation as well as other developments.
At first reading I thought it was a wooden version of Judy Blume's famous
book Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret,
copyrighted in 1970. Compared with the similar booklets from the 1920s and 1930s, it is much
more colloquial, but I think the writer(s) had a tin ear for what passes
between girls of that age - at least that is how it appears to this non-expert
in girls' conversation.
You decide for yourself.
The whole booklet is in color, but I wanted to make download of the
files faster, so I changed it to black and white.
Above: front cover
See more ads for menarche-education booklets:
Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday
(Kotex, 1933), Tampax tampons (1970, with Susan Dey),
Personal Products (1955, with Carol Lynley), and
German o.b. tampons (lower ad, 1981)
See also the booklets How
shall I tell my daughter? (Modess, various dates), Growing
up and liking it (Modess, various dates), and Marjorie
May's Twelfth Birthday (Kotex, 1928).
And read Lynn Peril's series about these and
See another ad for As One Girl to Another (1942),
and the booklet itself.
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