Marjorie May, three booklets, 1935
That day is here again . . . (World War
II menstruation booklet from
Kotex sanitary napkins, 1944, U.S.A.)
I thank the Dutch contributor of many items
to this site for these scans!
Below: Pp. 1-4.
Again, the text starts with putting the reader into the war effort,
which poked into every corner of American life. By the way, In Japan
during and after the war - and apparently in some businesses today - women
could be put on menstrual leave because of the shortage of material for
absorbing menstrual flow. A Japanese exchange student at an American university
wrote a paper about this and called me to tell me when the museum was open
in my house.
At right: Grandma might not have used Kotex
but there were other disposable pads besides
the washable ones women could buy.
An Austrian doctor reported in a medical journal that menstrual blood does
Below: The Dutch contributor pointed out
the similarity between the picture at right and a military briefing using
a large wall chart. To continue the military theme, the woman at lower left
is in the Navy.
Copyright 2007 Harry Finley