Object StatementSanitary pads, box of 12, 'Modess', paper / textile, Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1940-1950
Physical DescriptionSanitary pads, box of 12, 'Modess', paper and textile, Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1940-1950.
A rectangular cardboard box containing 12 menstrual pads (also known as sanitary napkins or sanitary towels). The box is made of plain brown, unbleached cardboard and has a blue stenciled inscription on one side. The box is unopened but the pads are visible where the perforations of the box opening are coming apart. They are made of white absorbent material covered with white gauze.
MarksInscription on one side of box, stencilled or screenprinted in blue outline text"Modess / CONTENTS: 1 DOZEN PADS / WAR TIME CONTAINER / IN ORDER TO AVOID DISCLOSING / NATURE OF CONTENTS, TEAR AT / PERFORATION. / Johnson & Johnson / PTY. LTD. SYDNEY".