See San-Nap-Pak sanitary napkin ads
from 1932 and 1945 and Ads for teenagers.
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 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).
San-Nap-Pak tampon, U.S.A., late
The Procter & Gamble
Company kindly donated this
tampon along with dozens of
other early American menstrual
Harry Finley created the scans.
Above: enlargement of a
drawing. The drawings are identical
to those in the Wix
instructions - I wonder why.
Note that the
company says there is no deodorant
in the tampon; decades later some
manufacturers would brag that
there were deodorants.
Tampons have been used for
thousands of years to put
medication into body cavities,
including the vagina. See some hieroglyphics
describing ancient Egyptian use
for the vagina.
The folder on
coated paper measures 6" x 7"
(about 15.3 x 17.8 cm).
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