See a Kotex ad
advertising this booklet.
Read a Personal Products booklet for older
girls from about this time, The Periodic Cycle
(1938). See similar
booklets on this site.
See a Kotex ad
advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
See ads for
menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax tampons (1970,
with Susan Dey), Personal
Products (1955, with Carol Lynley),
and German o.b.
tampons (lower ad, 1981)
And read Lynn Peril's series about
these and similar booklets!
Read the full text of the 1935 Canadian edition
of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, probably
identical to the American edition.
More ads for teens (see also introductory page
for teenage advertising): Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and Quest
napkin powder, 1948, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
1964, U.S.A.), Freedom (1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
See early tampons
and a list of tampon
on this site - at least the ones I've
"You're a young lady now" (Kotex puberty
& menstruation booklet,
booklet for menarcheal girls,
which experienced at least 3
editions (see later ones from 1959 and
the unstuffy language
probably begun by the Kotex
booklet As One Girl to
(1940), a great departure from
May's Twelfth Birthday booklets of the
1920s-1930s. About this time,
Kotex went overboard, but
pleasingly so, immersing its ads
in slang in the "Are You in
the Know?" series. Read more about these
booklets; here are the ones on
Someone folded the booklet
vertically down the center, maybe
to stick it in a pocket. Was that person
the one whose name appears on
the back cover (below, beneath
the front cover)? If she is
still alive, wouldn't it be
interesting to know if this
approximately 59-year-old (in
1999) - maybe a grandmother -
remembers that day in class?
are cybersliced for your
I created smaller files with the
computer to allow faster
downloading. The little booklet
dozes uncut in its archival
cover with a name: the first owner?
The covers of the 1959
edition, maybe by the same artist,
version. Again, it shows pants on
the prepubescent girl and a dress
on the menarcheal one. The 1961
cover dispenses with showing
change but continues the
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