See how a woman wore
a belt in a Dutch ad. See a classy 1920s ad for a belt
and the first ad (1891) MUM has for a belt.
See how women wore
a belt (and in a Swedish ad).
See a modern belt
for a washable pad
and a page from the 1946-47
Sears catalog showing a great variety.
More ads for
napkin belts: Sears,
1928 - modern
belts - modern washable
- Modess, 1960s
Actual belts in the museum
And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special
for you! - the American fax tampon,
from the early 1930s, which also came in bags.
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).
MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
Ad for Mimosept
menstrual pads, 1970s, Denmark,
Billed Bladet magazine
These can't be the same models; the
left one has less fat on her stomach
and the shape of the depression around
her navel is different. Why did the
company show two different women when
the point is to show how the same pad
hides under clothing? Am I the only
one who cares? By the way, this is
typically Scandinavian in its
openness; see more Scandinavian openness as
well as Dutch.
See a little history
of the company and its exhibit in a
museum in Norway.
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