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 - Preparing
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
And read Lynn Peril's series about
these and similar booklets!
Kotex sanitary napkin ads, 1922, Vogue,
burdened traveling women
especially in earlier days.
Travel and menstruation
Where would she throw her used
pads? Fireplaces in rooms and
special burners took care of both
disposable pads like Kotex and
washable ones. Washing
and drying the latter was best at
ad fills half a Vogue page, outer
(left) side. from 15 July 1922.
Until I enlarged the ad I couldn't
figure out what the shiny object at
right was. A sink!
But the thing sitting
upright on the table, far
left, still escapes me.
Another ad occupying the left side
of a page in the 1 June 1922 Vogue.
The maid packs the steamer
trunk at right - steamer getting its
name from large ships with
snooty magazines like Vogue ladies
had maids, and the maids did the
dirty work. But maids didn't like
even dirtier work that a slightly
earlier ad from the
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