See the roughly contemporary Carefree tampon. Meds tampons, U.S.A.
and elsewhere, box and tampon, 1967, Personal
Products Company. Pursettes
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).
Penney's department store super
menstrual tampons (U.S.A., 1968)
I find it interesting that while the
tampon itself is virtually identical
to the Sears tampon, the instructions
In 1997 Tambrands gave the box to
this museum as part of an amazing gift
of 450 boxes of tampons dating to
the founding of the second Tampax
company, 1936, plus hundreds of
When folded up into a bifold the
leaflet measures 2.6 x 4.75" (6.6 x 12
cm). As with the Sears leaflet, the
writer equates being single with
Penney's doesn't put its name on the
pages! Sears does.
END. See the Penney's tampon & box.
See the roughly contemporary Carefree tampon and Meds tampons, U.S.A.
and elsewhere, box and tampon, 1967
- Pursettes (U.S.A.)
tampons - See some Personal Products booklets for girls
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