See Midol, a competitor of Kurb.
See the first
Kotex ad (scroll down the page a bit).
See also Australian douche
ad (ca. 1900) - Fresca
douche powder (U.S.A.) (date ?) - Kotique douche
liquid ad, 1974 (U.S.A.) - Liasan (1) genital
wash ad, 1980s (Germany) - Liasan (2) genital
wash ad, 1980s (Germany) - Lysol douche liquid
ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Lysol
douche liquid ad, 1948 (U.S.A.) - Marvel douche liquid
ad, 1928 (U.S.A.) - Midol
menstrual pain pill ad, 1938 (U.S.A.) - Midol booklet
(selections), 1959 (U.S.A.) - Mum deodorant cream
ad, 1926 (U.S.A.) - Myzone
menstrual pain pills ad, 1952 (Australia) -
spray ad, 1969 (U.S.A.) - Spalt pain tablets,
1936 (Germany) - Vionell
genital spray ad, 1970, with Cheryl Tiegs
(Germany) - Zonite
douche liquid ad, 1928 (U.S.A.)
The Perils of
Vaginal Douching (essay by Luci Capo
Rome) - the odor pag
Kurb pain reliever from
Kotex menstrual products
For "certain days"
and "trying days"
Newspaper ads 1936-1961, U.S.A.
menstrual pain reliever apparently
started way before Kurb - the
earliest Midol ad on MUM dates
from 1911. The Kotex
(Kimberly-Clark) brand lacked the
frequent "x" sound at the end,
You won't find the ingredients
in the ads except for the last
one, which promotes niacin,
vitamin B3, which flushes the
face. I wonder how its
constituents compared with Midol,
which also concealed what it was
made of. Both tried to curb the
I thank the industrious
retired teacher and genealogist
for sending these scans and many
from Wisconsin Rapids Daily
Tribune, Oct. 8, 1936.
They "lessen the perception
of pain and distress." Interesting
from The Oshkosh [Wisconsin]
Northwestern, Nov. 5. 1936
See a 1930s
box of Kotex.
from the Appleton [Wisconsin] Post
Crescent, March 19, 1937.
Twenty-six years earlier Midol
to find them a slogan.
from the Mansfield [Ohio] News
Journal, April 21, 1938.
More Kurb ads
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