See the Modess teaching guides covers (1962
See ads for menarche-education booklets:
Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday
(Kotex, 1933), Tampax tampons (1970, with Susan Dey),
Personal Products (1955, with Carol Lynley), and
German o.b. tampons (lower ad, 1970s)
And read Lynn Peril's series about these
and similar booklets!
See more Kotex items: First ad
(1921) - ad 1928 (Sears and Roebuck catalog)
- Lee Miller ads (first real person in amenstrual
hygiene ad, 1928) - Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday
(booklet for girls, 1928, Australian edition; there are many links here
to Kotex items) - Preparing for Womanhood (1920s,
booklet for girls; Australian edition) - 1920s booklet in Spanish showing
disposal method - box
from about 1969 - "Are you in the know?"
ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) -
See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
The Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
"Educational Material on Menstruation furnished
by the makers of Tampax" (1966) U.S.A.
"Girls want answers to their questions . . . about menstruation"
This kit in a folder contains studies and more technical material than
in teacher's kits like the 1968 Modess kit and
others in the museum (complete list, also of
Starting probably in the late 1940s, companies like Modess, Kotex, Pursettes,
Tampax made, and sometimes still make, kits for schools,
enabling teachers to use the material to explain menstruation and puberty
to American girls - today, sometimes also to boys - and let the captive
audience see their products, hoping they will use them for life; they often
did. Sometimes the companies also supplied films, such as the famous one
from Walt Disney.
I thank a Texan for this great Christmas present!
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3 to show more of the bottom drawing.
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