And, of course, the first Tampax AND - special
for you! - the American fax tampon,
from the early 1930s, which also came in bags.
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).
Sculpture of the female pelvis for Tampax Incorporated,
used on an educational chart
Dr. Robert Dickinson, who wrote the influential pro-tampon "Tampons as Menstrual Guards" in the 1945 Journal
of the American Medical Association, helped create this sculpture for Tampax.
A. Belskie sculpted it. Dickinson was a well-known American gynecologist
who created charts for Tampax.
According to "Small Wonder," the company history, Tampax opened
its first formal education department in March, 1941, so this chart could
date to that time - or maybe earlier for an informal department. In the
1940s Tampax was sending "Tampax ladies" to schools and colleges
- even parochial schools - to explain its tampon and promote sales. They
might have taken copies of this chart with them.
Sales clerks explained the 1930s Wix tampon using this
A Dutchman kindly sent MUM this scan.
The pattern on the images is a moiré
interference pattern, caused by the printed dots on the images meeting the
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