Some Southall's American ads

See what might be the earliest preserved pad and belt in America (1850s) in the collection of the Valentine Richmond History Center in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

Sphagnum moss (peat moss) in pads: SFAG-NA-KINS, U.S.A., ads (1919) and box (date?) (neither are in the MUM physical collection) - in Vania Ultra (France), ad, Oct. 1994

See a very early Tampax ad (1936) - a very early Tampax box and contents - more early commercial tampons
See more Tampax items: American ad from August 1965 - nudity in an ad: May 1992 (United Kingdom) - a sign advertising Tampax during World War II - the original patent - an instruction sheet from the 1930s
The influential Dickinson Report (1945) - Early commercial tampons
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)
Australian douche ad (ca. 1900) - Fresca douche (date ?) - Kotique douche 1974 ad - Liasan (1) ad - Liasan (2) ad - Lysol 1928 ad - Lysol 1948 ad - Marvel 1926 ad - Midol 1938 ad - Midol 1959 booklet - o.b. German (papyrus tampons) - Pristeen 1969 ad - o.b. German (nude) - Sterizol 1926 ad - Vionell spray 1970 ad (Germany) - the odor page

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

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).
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
No, the tampon can't lostSome MUM site links:
homepage | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants & panties directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.

See the original Museum of Menstruation, a cartoon visit,
the museum's future, and reaction to it and this site.

The life of Dr. Alfred Lewis Galabin in a
British Medical Journal obituary, April 5, 1913
Offered in connection with two articles
about "new" menstrual pads (towels) in the late 19th century
that Southall's sold, and a "cremator" for burning used pads

Nineteenth-century obituaries in America and apparently in the United Kingdom could be much longer than today's. As you read in old New York Times editions, the articles sometimes gave hour-by-hour accounts of the person's dying, his or her words, and of the persons entering and leaving the room of the dying, although not in the obit below. This might be an expression of the so-called good death revered in 19th-century America, which did not mean the euthanasia of today. Americans today usually want little to do with death.

Because of the print size the article is hard to read; I apologize. And for Americans the intricacies of the British academic system are bizarre. Take it from me, Alfred Galabin did well in academia and in the medical world.

And he played four-handed chess! See the board at the end of the obituary.

Below: From The British Medical Journal, April 5, 1913.
I thank JSTOR for the obituary.

He was an outstanding student at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Entrance of Guy's Hospital, 1820, founded in 1721 by Thomas Guy.
Two men carry a person on a stretcher next to a weeping woman.
from Google
Some notable people who worked at Guy's:
The discoverers of penicillin, Addison's Disease, Bright's Disease, Hodgkin's lymphoma, vitamins, the coiners of "anorexia nervosa" and "psychedelic drug," the inventor of the laryngoscope, and the poet John Keats as well as philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, a hospital porter there during WWII

Below: Four-handed chess board. Dr. Galabin
"was a very good chess player and was a member of the
Four-handed Chess Club from its founding in 1885."
Image from Wikipedia

Dr. Galabin shows a cremator and new menstrual pads.

Read Gretchen Worden's obituary. She was chief of the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia and
a board member of this museum.

See what might be the earliest preserved pad and belt in America (1850s) in the collection of the Valentine Richmond History Center in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

Some Southall's American ads

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