The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
menstruation, advertisement, napkin, period,
Ad for Wondersoft
Kotex menstrual pads
Women have often complained
about menstrual pads - the rubbing, the size,
the shifting around, and the disengagement with the
fell off. (Tampons were supposed to fix these
Unknown magazine, 1958, U.S.A.
Kotex and other companies tried again and again to
make pads more comfortable. Wondersoft, below, was
I thank the
|Below: Note that the
light falls from above right on the top face
and from above left on the bottom one. As unlikely
as this is,
it's effective for drama although usually avoided
The archers remind me of
booklet for Midol from the same era.
Quibble: against usual practice, the text
places the quotation mark
after dig in
the period (speaking of periods), not the practice
in the U.S.A.
|Below: Jon Whitcomb's signature,
which appears below left at an angle in light
I darkened it.
|Below and right: Whitcomb earned
fabulous money in commercial art, painting ads,
magazine covers, posters, etc. He even wrote a
The artist painted himself in one the era's
frequent cigarette ads. I wonder what's in his
shirt pocket - an eraser? I guess he learned to
drop his ashes anywhere but on the art, which
could be big trouble doing watercolor as he's
shown doing (I'm also a watercolorist).
MUCH MORE Kotex
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