the puberty booklet Growing
and Liking It about how to fasten
a pad to a belt and about sanitary panties
& a funny story from the 1969 booklet.
menstrual hygiene companies made for girls,
women and teachers - patent
medicine - a list
of books and articles about menstruation - videos
The Museum of Menstruation and
pad, mini & maxi &
beltless pad, stick &
heavy duty tampons, pantiliner
Glamour magazine, U.S.A.
You - no,
don't look behind you!
belts, no pins, no nuthin'!
Wait a second, unless you take
hormones nuthin' is somethin'
although it's less than what your
mothers and grandmas dealt with.
Hope you can figure that out.
made tampons probably before Tampax
did and helped chase belts that
held pads from drugstores, a
blessing for most women in the
guise of sticky-back
This ad nicely shows what Kotex
offered in 1978, a
lifetime-and-a-half ago for many
See the rich
ladies Kotex zeroed in on,
Kotex tampons with no
applicator (and for you "moderne"
belts and stick
See too an American
booklet (1928) and a page
from a Spanish-language
booklet with pad disposal
drawings, both from Kotex.
And see the method
for fastening the 1941 Modess
See many menstrual
and photos of
how they were worn in a Dutch ad
and a Swedish
I thank the donor!
The ad probably measured 8 1/2 x
11" (21.6 x 28 cm) before the
margins were cut.
Early Kotex ads, and from many
other companies, presented blacks
only in subservient
roles, certainly not as much
(at bottom left). But a Tassette
tampon ad in
the decade before
shows an African-American woman in
a magazine aimed at blacks, Ebony.
from the puberty booklet Growing Up and
Liking It about how to
fasten a pad to a belt and about
sanitary panties and read
a funny story from this 1969
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