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The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
menstruation, advertisement, sanitary napkin

3 Modess menstrual pad ads, 1970-71, U.S.A.
What's Modess made of?

Modess ran several ads with this very theme starting chronologically in human age with a baby.

You'll find veiled references in these ads to another pad, probably Kotex, Modess's competitor since Modess appeared in the mid 1920s in America. Modess, beaten, disappeared from the American market in the late 20th century

I thank the donor!

Three ads discussing what Modess is made of. (And the baby ad.)


August, 1970 BELOW
March, 1970 May, 1971

Below: From Good Housekeeping.

MORE Modess, tampons - German ads for teens - more ads for teens

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