The former physical Museum
Ad for Kimlon Kotex
and Magic Carpet Contest (travel)
McCall's magazine, July 1959, U.S.A.
A magic Kotex
flew people around the world! Hm, a Kotex pad does
look like a carpet. I think the company knew that.
Ads luring customers with stuff unrelated to the
merchandise are common, even with menstrual
products. Women's clothing is favorite bait,
as in the French ad below the big one.
And who could resist a two-week trip to anywhere?
Or (now defunct) Polaroid camera?
These ads have been around at least since my brother
won a football by telling the company how many Wheaties
he ate every day decades ago.
At bottom, I threw in a link to a cartoon strip
that I didn't finish because of viewer hostility
(imagined or not). But it makes a terrific
|Below: The full-page
ad measures 10 1/2 x 13 1/2" (26.7 x 34.3 cm)
clothes sell panty pads and tampons? French ad. Vania Girl,
Can a museum kill a curse? A Visit to the Museum of
Menstruation!" by the MUM director, Harry
Can good grades sell tampons? A fake ad for a fake company
by the MUM director, 1989.
MUCH MORE Kotex
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