See the roughly contemporary Cashay tampon, box,
instructions. (Procter & Gamble
donation, 2001), and
1930s?-1940s?) Tampons, box, instructions.
(Procter & Gamble donation, 2001)
And, of course, the first Tampax AND -
special for you! - the American fax
tampon, from the early 1930s, which came in
See a Modess True
or False? ad in The American Girl
magazine, January 1947, and actress Carol Lynley in
"How Shall I Tell My Daughter" booklet ad
(1955) - Modess . . .
. because ads (many dates).
Pamphlet introducing Meds menstrual tampon,
(Personal Products Company, Johnson &
Meds tampons competed early on
for the women who liked
applicators with tampons rather
than inserting tampons with their
fingers into the vagina (for
was the main method in the 1930s,
the birth decade of the commercial
From reading page 3, below, it
looks as if this pamphlet appeared
with the first Meds.
By the way, I named one
of my cats for this tampon.
See the main Meds
page (1967 tampon, box and
a 1967 ad),
from 1941, and another set of
Back (at left) & front (p.1)
covers. Each page measures 3 x
5.5" (7.5 x 14 cm).
Pp. 2-3. The Modess laboratories
made an improved pad in the 1920s
because of a famous
report. The first paragraph
mentions the first commercial
menstrual napkins; see very early
(today a bandage, but then
menstrual pads were sometimes
called bandages), and, of course,
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