Tampax ads:
Ad Aug 1965 - actress Susan Dey ad, 1970 - gymnast Mary Lou Retton ad, 1986 - ad "Are you sure I'll still be a virgin?" Feb. 1990 - ad (British, nude) 1992 - Tampax sign (World War II) - ad, British, 1994 (the thong advantage)

A British Tampax ad using nudity (1992) - And see other ads directed at teenagers.

See the Kotex stick tampon.
See also a Saba Ad, Pursettes ad, Kotex "Are you in the know?" ads (1949)(1953)(1964), Ads for Teens, and some older Kotex ads
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).
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"Standing Female Pelvic Organs"
for the Tampax Educational Department

Dr. Robert Dickinson, who wrote the influential pro-tampon "Tampons as Menstrual Guards" in the 1945 Journal of the American Medical Association, created this chart for the Tampax Education Department. Dickinson was a well-known American gynecologist who helped Tampax in many ways.

According to "Small Wonder," the company history, Tampax opened its first formal education department in March, 1941, so this chart could date to that time - or maybe earlier for an informal department. In the 1940s (and before; see the bottom of this page) Tampax was sending "Tampax ladies" to schools and colleges - even parochial schools - to explain its tampon and promote sales. They might have taken copies of this chart with them.

See the "Female Reproductive Organs" chart and a Tampax sculpture of the female pelvis and one of the first Tampax tampons.
Sales clerks explained the 1930s Wix tampon using this chart.
A Dutchman kindly sent MUM this scan.
The charts measure
height 27.8 cm (about 10.9") x width 21.5 cm (about 8.4")

See the "Female Reproductive Organs" chart and a Tampax sculpture.

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