We cleaned out a filing cabinet at work and found this…
I actually remember buying these when I was a teen! We were astonished (and also terrified…clearly, we need to be cleaning out cabinets more often!). The copyright on the box says “1985,” although web research indicates that this style of box was in use as early as 1978 (and possibly earlier). We all cracked up when we saw the $2.39 price tag – that alone tells you it’s old (I think now this particular brand is up around $6 or $7 if you don’t get it on sale, at least where I live).
Ahh, the days when pad marketing revolved around women in flimsy dresses galavanting just about everywhere…however, in the early 1980s, we were only a few years out of belts(read a whole history here: http://www.femmeinternational.org/the-blog/the-history-of-the-sanitary-pad).
And to answer before you ask: yes, there are still pads inside. Unwrapped, because that was before the days of wrapping them (yuk). Someone suggested I try to sell the box on Ebay…I think not.
 “The History of the Sanitary Pad,” Femme International, June 24, 2013, http://www.femmeinternational.org/the-blog/the-history-of-the-sanitary-pad (accessed July 12, 2016).