(Unterhosen) made from American sugar sack
Various menstrual underpants
and panties (and sanitary napkin
belts), 1946-47 (page from Sears, Roebuck
and Co. catalog, U.S.A.)
(clasp and band to hold pad in crotch;
Kotex New Freedom
towel & pantie ad (date? publication?
Shield" (two-band pad holder in
crotch; 1970s; U.S.A.)
(two-band holder to hold pad in crotch;
Many more women's underpants for
See also Ads for
menstrual hygiene companies made for girls,
women and teachers - patent
medicine - a list
of books and articles about menstruation - videos
(1950?, Malen Mfg. Co, New
unknown magazine or newspaper
Pantie, of course, means panty -
or panties or panti -
just another way to spell the
short underpants. The COMFO-GARD
somewhat resembles a later pad
holder, the Modess
American panties specially
designed for menstruation date to
at least to 1922
came earlier). Since then
numberless styles appeared on the
market (see more)
and perhaps before then around the
world. Stopping leaking
menstrual blood from escaping the
pad or tampon or sponge or cup has
been an important industry.
underpants for women
appeared in the early Olympics as
you can see at the bottom
of the page.
I thank the donor!
The arrow points to what seems to
me to be the model's ear from behind.
But in my
house only the cats can turn their
heads this far. Maybe shame
at being caught in just her
COMFO-GARD and bra,
as suggested by the hands across
her head, gave her the energy.
I hope she got it back forward
As a bonus for having
gotten this far I show
you what is probably an
modern version of the
ladies are English
swimmers in the
visibly - visibly but
not risibly - wear them
under what seems to be a
transparent outer suit.
I suspect the scowling
woman in the center is a
person second from right
might have muscled her
way into the picture.
The very poor copy
is of a picture from
Allgemeine Zeitung, a
dated 12 April 1996.
The risible aspect is
this happy male swimmer
apparently from the same
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