Read a Personal Products booklet for older
girls, The Periodic
Cycle (1938). See similar booklets
on this site.
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 ad, 1981)
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, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
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
puberty & menstruation booklet, 1948
What a surprise to find the
second-to-last line, p. 15, at
left)! But think how just as odd
it would have been to see Thank God!
in its place. I believe that
relegates "praise Allah!" to the
level of "Confucius say . . . ,"
in other words something the
average American might utter
tongue in cheek with no thought
(or knowledge) of the respective
beliefs. The 1940s were wise-guy
times in the U.S.
See an early ad showing the price of
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