See more 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
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
Kotex box and menstrual pad,
copyrighted 1974 (U.S.A.)
The pad and tabs - the long ends
that attached to a belt or special
underpants - on this pad are
white, not the gray of the pictures
Read the first
page for a discussion.
See the box
I cut off the lower
tabs to save space. Note the blue line
on the right pad, which indicates the
underpants side, not the vulva side.
The absorbing pad
measures about 8" x 2.75" x 0.75"
(about 21 x 7 x 2 cm) and the short
tab (front of body) extends about 4"
(about 9.5 cm)farther, the long one
about 6" (about 15 cm) (rear of body).
See a diagram
showing why the tabs differed in
length and how a woman wore a pad.
The pad covering is
much softer - and is not gauze - than
it was in the 1930s
See the box. See a Kotex pad
probably from the 1930s
and one from the early
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