I've mentioned before that I sell antiques at two antique malls here in Michigan, and within one of them, The Antiques Market of Williamston, I sell out of the ladies' restroom, a rather well-travelled place. I always try to keep certain things in stock there, such as wall art, mirrors, and a few knick-knacks. Last week my "picker", a.k.a. my brother Mike, came back from an auction with the ultimate ladies' bathroom accessory: a vintage Kotex Sanitary Napkin display:
I love the image of the nurse. Do medical personnel really need to get involved in the menstrual cycle? I guess we used to think so....
On the other end of the display, there's a helpful explanation of the Kleenex "Serv-a-Tissue" box, something we are all accustomed to now, but at the time probably seemed like a clever invention:
Kleenex was a company that successfully replaced cloth hankies with their disposable sheets. "Get the Kleenex Habit" was an effective ad campaign. Many use the term "Kleenex" and "tissue" interchangeably. I know I do. That's an advertiser's dream!
I should thank my picker for going the extra mile here. He's had to bid on and carry around prom dresses, teddy bears, dolls, and now a sanitary napkin display for me. How can I ever repay him?