More menstrual and
20th century - "Sanitary
Bloomers," 1922 (ad from Sears, Roebuck
catalog, U.S.A.) - various underpants, 1928
(page from Sears, Roebuck catalog) - step-in, Hickory, 1928 (ad from
Vanity Fair magazine, U.S.A.) - first Sears everyday underpants
(nonmenstrual), 1935 (ad from Sears, Roebuck
catalog) - various underpants
(and belts), 1946-47 (page from Sears, Roebuck
catalog) - various underpants,
1960s (part of Personal Digest, Modess, U.S.A.)
See a prototype of
the first Kotex ad.
See more Kotex items: Ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog)
- Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (booklet for girls, 1928,
Australian edition; there are many links here to
Kotex items) - 1920s booklet in Spanish showing
disposal method -
box from about 1969 -
for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls)
- "Are you in the know?"
ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See
more ads on the Ads for
Teenagers main page
"Kotex Panti" underpants to hold
menstrual pads (U.S.A., 1970s?)
The box hung on a rod (see the hole
on the upper part) in the store.
A pad moving around has always
bothered women, more especially in the
early years. Companies invented many
ways to hold the pad in place - see
two Modess solutions here and here, and see
all the underpants
on this site. I suspect Kotex's
solution, proclaimed below, was as
good as any other: not very.
Tambrands, which used to make
Tampax, generously donated the
panties as part of a large gift.
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