See the first
Kotex ad (scroll down the page a bit).
See also Australian douche
ad (ca. 1900) - Fresca
douche powder (U.S.A.) (date ?) - Kotique douche
liquid ad, 1974 (U.S.A.) - Liasan (1) genital
wash ad, 1980s (Germany) - Liasan (2) genital
wash ad, 1980s (Germany) - Lysol douche liquid
ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Lysol
douche liquid ad, 1948 (U.S.A.) - Marvel douche liquid
ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Midol
menstrual pain pill ad, 1938 (U.S.A.) - Midol booklet
(selections), 1959 (U.S.A.) - Mum deodorant cream
ad, 1926 (U.S.A.) - Myzone
menstrual pain pills ad, 1952 (Australia) -
spray ad, 1969 (U.S.A.) - Spalt pain tablets,
1936 (Germany) - Vionell
genital spray ad, 1970, with Cheryl Tiegs
(Germany) - Zonite
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.)
The Perils of
Vaginal Douching (essay by Luci Capo
Rome) - the odor
Kotex menstrual pad ad, U.S.A., April 29,
Syracuse Herald newspaper
Other early newspaper ads
Notions are small useful items,
often in a drugstore or women's
department of a department store.
The term hardly ever if at all
applies to men. Do stores in
America still use the word?
Well, they did in 1920, which is
where women found Kotex. And they
found it at the very bottom of
this ad, which
might be one of the first for
Right above the Kotex ad are ads
aprons and belts to
The price is less than it would
be in 1921
It's possible that with increasing
demand the company raised its
See the first
Kotex magazine ad (scroll down the
page a bit).
Below (BOTTOM of
right-hand column): From
the Syracuse (New York) Herald,
April 29, 1920. I thank the
industrious retired teacher and
genealogist for sending this
scan and many others!
From the Olean (New York) Evening
Times, Nov. 14, 1921. Read some
early articles about Cellucotton.
You can buy birdseye cloth today.
Ben Truwe kindly sent this copy
as he has so many other items.
From the Manitoba (Canada) Free
Press, Nov. 12, 1929, (p. 4).
Early on, Kotex expanded to other
countries. See a booklet for girls
and instructions in Spanish
about disposing of Kotex. Ben
Truwe kindly sent this copy.
From the Medford [Oregon] Mail
Tribune, Aug. 27, 1926, p. 4.
Ben Truwe kindly sent this
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