Read a Personal Products booklet for older
girls from about this time, The Periodic Cycle
(1938). See similar
booklets on this site.
hygiene companies made for girls, women and
teachers - patent
medicine - a list
of books and articles about menstruation - videos
See a Kotex ad
advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
See ads for
menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax
tampons (1970, with Susan Dey), Personal Products
(1955, with Carol Lynley), and German o.b. tampons (lower
And read Lynn Peril's series
about these and similar booklets!
Read the full text of the 1935 Canadian edition
of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, probably
identical to the American edition.
More ads for teens (see also introductory page for
teenage advertising): Are
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and Quest napkin powder, 1948,
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins and belts, 1949, U.S.A.)Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.),
Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
1964, U.S.A.), Freedom
(1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
See early tampons
and a list of tampon
on this site - at least the ones I've cataloged.
Facts for Women [puberty &
by Richard J. Lambert, Ph.G.
["graduate pharmacist," according to
an e-mailer], M.D. (booklet, 1936,
Padell Book Company, 830 Broadway,
New York [U.S.A.])
This is a strange little booklet of
32 pages. The introduction explains
that it is a condensation of the
256-page "Sex and Marriage," by the
"eminent" Dr. R. J. Lambert.
The information within seems
standard for the time, but there is
about the whole pamphlet, starting
with the cover, which looks right out
of a 'Thirties detective novel. The
hat, beard and raised fountain pen
grab your attention, don't they?
Page two tells us that it's part of
a series of "handbooks," the others
Telling by Cards, Facts About Nudism,
Sex Facts for
Card Tricks, and How to Make Love. Handbooks
for whom? It reminds me of
late nights in an Army barracks (I've
The sections of the booklet are
"Anatomy and Physiology of the Female
Generative Organs"; Puberty and
Menstruation," from which I reproduce
the following pages here; "Physiology
of Reproduction"; and "Pregnancy."
SarahAnne Hazlewood kindly
donated the booklet to this museum.
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