Pursettes tampon panty, 1968 (U.S.A.)
Bags from around the world for disposing of used pads
Belts for menstrual pads
Dispensers for menstrual pads
Panties (underpants) for holding menstrual pads
Powder for menstrual pads: Amolin,
Sanitary apron, U.S.A., 1914 Sears, Roebuck
catalog. MUM director Harry Finley commissioed Dr. Ann Wass to reconstruct
it for the physical museum.
Suspenders for pads
Pad, towel, napkin directory
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made for
girls, women and teachers - patent medicine -
a list of books and articles about menstruation
Sanshe's Sanitary Shields for sanitary [menstrual]
napkins, U.S.A., 1940s-1950s?
Menstruation, period, stains, clothing, underpants, protection, hygiene,
belts, pad directory
See various underpants and panties (and
sanitary napkin belts), 1946-47 (page from Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog,
Below: Side facing
pad (napkin). The sponge-like central part looks like
plastic or rubber foam (enlargement at bottom
of this page) and apparently could absorb leakage from the pad.
"Frontal" (enlargement below)
seems an odd way of saying "front." Both ends look the same so
it probably means it's the side fronting the pad - which it is.
The shield measures 9 1/2 x 4" (24.1 x 10 cm), the foam pad 5 13/16
x 4" (15 x 10 cm).
Below: Side facing
underpants. The white wrinkled material feels and acts like thin
Below: Enlargement of the end showing SANSHE'S;
that mark we saw
earlier appropriately reveals itself as an apostrophe.
Although T.M. REG. means the name was registered as a trademark,
it's not in the online U.S. Patent and Trademark registry.
Below: Enlargement of the central part
and word "FRONTAL."
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