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
inconsistently colored scans.
Early tampons often
came in bags
within a box, probably to show
that they were sterilized and to
preserve that sterility. Somebody
at Procter & Gamble had opened
the package before the company
donated it to the museum.
stretches 6" (about 15.2 cm). The
business end is a cotton plug 2.5"
(about 6.3 cm) long and about
0.75" (about 1.9 cm) in diameter.
points to the string circling the
box - folder
sanitary napkin ads from 1932 and 1945 and Ads for teenagers.
See the roughly contemporary
Cashay and Dale tampons, and
very early Tampax
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