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Oct 16, 2017

Every fall and spring, my husband and I buy the topic of today’s episode by the case for our allergies. And with a new baby in the house, we’ve been buying even more. We have a box in almost every room in the house. We most likely take them for granted, until we run out that is.

In this episode, we’ll look at the original, non-disposable version used for centuries through the more recent invention most of us know and use today.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Tissues.

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Sources:

History of Kleenex Tissue - Thoughtco.com

William Shakespeare's 'Othello': What Is The Meaning & Symbolism Of The Handkerchief Scene? - arogundade.com

Chic or Passé? The Fabulous History of the Humble Handkerchief - BonjourParis.com

Handkerchief History - HankerchiefHeroes.com

The History of This: Handkerchiefs - The Crossing Guide

The History of a Lady’s Handkerchief - Bobby Pin Blog

Handkerchiefs - Encyclopedia of Fashion

Kleenex Product Info - Kleenex.com

VIDEO: LITTLE LULU Kleenex commercial (from PERRY COMO SHOW 1959-01-17)

Cursed Kleenex Commercial - Know Your Meme