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Fall Play: Radium Girls

Advertisement for "Undark", the name used for the Radium glow-in-the-dark material. Source: wired.com

Life in the Undark

This is the second of a three-part “series” on the Radium Girls, the young workers who painted luminous watch faces during the 1920s – and unknowingly became some of the first human test subjects on the dangers of radiation exposure. I told my version of their story in my book, The Poisoner’s Handbook, but it’s…

In this 1925 newspaper article, it can be seen that the discovery of what radium was doing to the women in the factory was not an easy one. It took many people and investigations for the truth to come to light. Source: newspapers.com (1925)

US Starts Probe of Radium Poison Deaths in Jersey, United States Radium Corporation (1925) - Newspapers.com

Clipping found in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle in Brooklyn, New York on Jun 19, 1925. US Starts Probe of Radium Poison Deaths in Jersey, United States Radium Corporation (1925)

X-Ray Alarm Clock. Radium Dial. 1922 Dial numbers and hands treated with guaranteed radium preparation which renders time reading in the dark perfectly practible. Ingraham watches and clocks / the E. Ingraham C...

Ingraham watches and clocks / the E. Ingraham Company, Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.A. No. 40

X-Ray Alarm Clock. Radium Dial. 1922 Dial numbers and hands treated with guaranteed radium preparation which renders time reading in the dark perfectly practible. Ingraham watches and clocks / the E. Ingraham C...

Here's health: make sure you ingest enough radium to make a beaming outward appearance

How We Realized Putting Radium in Everything Was Not the Answer

Gone are the days when the only way to make butter seem even healthier was to name it after a radioactive element.

1928 cartoon showing death hovering over "Radium Girls" who died young from bone cancers after ingesting the radioactive element for years while painting watch dials. Mae Keane, the last of the radium girls, died on March 1, 2014 at the age of 107.

Obit of the Day

1928 cartoon showing death hovering over "Radium Girls" who died young from bone cancers after ingesting the radioactive element for years while painting watch dials. Mae Keane, the last of the radium girls, died on March 1, 2014 at the age of 107.

The tragic story of the "radium girls" had an important impact on the Manhattan Project.

The Radium Girls

The tragic story of the "radium girls" had an important impact on the Manhattan Project.

Radium bourbon - "The sip you taste to your toes"

Nuclear yuks: ‘Original Canned Radiation’ gag product is purest 1979

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a whole lot of people were more or less resigned to the eventual inevitable newscast alerting citizens to an irreversible catastrophe involving a nuclear power plant. The Three Mile Island accident happened in central Pennsylvania in 1979, the same year that The China Syndrome hit #1 at the U.S. box office for four weeks in a row. The word of the moment was “meltdown,” which has since morphed into a signifier for an emotional breakdown—it’s interesting to…

radium girls

The forgotten factory girls killed by radioactive poisoning

'I was asked to paint dials," 15-year-old Katherine Schaub wrote in the spring of 1917, just as the United States was entering the First World War.

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that would forever change US labor laws.

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that would forever change US labor laws.

Radium Girls – Today in History

Radium Girls – Today in History

Posts about Radium Girls written by Cape Cod Curmudgeon

Jade Taylor, Linnea Koppel, Anna Figlesthaler and Libby Amato bond on the job in “These Shining Lives.”

‘Radium Girls’ get their due in Umbrella Group’s ‘Shining Lives’

In this moving production, the stories of the women who poisoned themselves to make watches glow are told in unassuming fashion.

Radium death headline about the Radium Dial Co. of Ottawa, IL

Radium death headline about the Radium Dial Co. of Ottawa, IL

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UNDARK AND THE RADIUM GIRLS---As a series of doctors attempted to solve Grace's mysterious ailment, similar cases began to appear throughout her hometown of New Jersey. One dentist in particular took notice of the unusually high number of deteriorated jawbones among local women, and it took very little investigation to discover a common thread; all of the women had been employed by the same watch-painting factory at one time or another...

Undark and the Radium Girls

In 1922, a bank teller named Grace Fryer became concerned when her teeth began to loosen and fall out for no discernible reason. Her troubles were

The Radium Girls and the Generation that brushed its Teeth with Radioactive Toothpaste | Messy Nessy Chic

The Radium Girls and the Generation that brushed its Teeth with Radioactive Toothpaste

The Radium Girls were so contaminated that if you stood over their graves today with a Geiger counter, the radiation levels would still cause the needles to jump more than 80 years later. They were small-town girls from New Jersey who had been hired by a local factory to paint the clock faces of lum

Gender transgression at the circus: Radium Girl

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Gender transgression at the circus: Radium Girl

"Radium Girls" window installation by Savannah Schroll Guz at Future Tenant Gallery, 819 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA -- January 14-25, 2014....an extension of the graphic novel.

"Radium Girls" window installation by Savannah Schroll Guz at Future Tenant Gallery, 819 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA -- January 14-25, 2014....an extension of the graphic novel.

More Radium!  I see so many ads for radium it gives me the impression it was as common as aspirin.

Les "pouvoirs miraculeux" de la radioactivité

More Radium! I see so many ads for radium it gives me the impression it was as common as aspirin.

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Fall Play: Metamorphoses

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Fall Play: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Greg Ruth - Ivan's Childhood

Greg Ruth - Ivan's Childhood

Cameron Bratton: Max Humphries - The lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Max Humphries - The lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Cameron Bratton: Max Humphries - The lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Advertisement for "Undark", the name used for the Radium glow-in-the-dark material. Source: wired.com

Life in the Undark

This is the second of a three-part “series” on the Radium Girls, the young workers who painted luminous watch faces during the 1920s – and unknowingly became some of the first human test subjects on the dangers of radiation exposure. I told my version of their story in my book, The Poisoner’s Handbook, but it’s…

In this 1925 newspaper article, it can be seen that the discovery of what radium was doing to the women in the factory was not an easy one. It took many people and investigations for the truth to come to light. Source: newspapers.com (1925)

US Starts Probe of Radium Poison Deaths in Jersey, United States Radium Corporation (1925) - Newspapers.com

Clipping found in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle in Brooklyn, New York on Jun 19, 1925. US Starts Probe of Radium Poison Deaths in Jersey, United States Radium Corporation (1925)

X-Ray Alarm Clock. Radium Dial. 1922 Dial numbers and hands treated with guaranteed radium preparation which renders time reading in the dark perfectly practible. Ingraham watches and clocks / the E. Ingraham C...

Ingraham watches and clocks / the E. Ingraham Company, Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.A. No. 40

X-Ray Alarm Clock. Radium Dial. 1922 Dial numbers and hands treated with guaranteed radium preparation which renders time reading in the dark perfectly practible. Ingraham watches and clocks / the E. Ingraham C...

Here's health: make sure you ingest enough radium to make a beaming outward appearance

How We Realized Putting Radium in Everything Was Not the Answer

Gone are the days when the only way to make butter seem even healthier was to name it after a radioactive element.

1928 cartoon showing death hovering over "Radium Girls" who died young from bone cancers after ingesting the radioactive element for years while painting watch dials. Mae Keane, the last of the radium girls, died on March 1, 2014 at the age of 107.

Obit of the Day

1928 cartoon showing death hovering over "Radium Girls" who died young from bone cancers after ingesting the radioactive element for years while painting watch dials. Mae Keane, the last of the radium girls, died on March 1, 2014 at the age of 107.

The tragic story of the "radium girls" had an important impact on the Manhattan Project.

The Radium Girls

The tragic story of the "radium girls" had an important impact on the Manhattan Project.

Radium bourbon - "The sip you taste to your toes"

Nuclear yuks: ‘Original Canned Radiation’ gag product is purest 1979

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a whole lot of people were more or less resigned to the eventual inevitable newscast alerting citizens to an irreversible catastrophe involving a nuclear power plant. The Three Mile Island accident happened in central Pennsylvania in 1979, the same year that The China Syndrome hit #1 at the U.S. box office for four weeks in a row. The word of the moment was “meltdown,” which has since morphed into a signifier for an emotional breakdown—it’s interesting to…

radium girls

The forgotten factory girls killed by radioactive poisoning

'I was asked to paint dials," 15-year-old Katherine Schaub wrote in the spring of 1917, just as the United States was entering the First World War.

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that would forever change US labor laws.

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that would forever change US labor laws.

Radium Girls – Today in History

Radium Girls – Today in History

Posts about Radium Girls written by Cape Cod Curmudgeon

Jade Taylor, Linnea Koppel, Anna Figlesthaler and Libby Amato bond on the job in “These Shining Lives.”

‘Radium Girls’ get their due in Umbrella Group’s ‘Shining Lives’

In this moving production, the stories of the women who poisoned themselves to make watches glow are told in unassuming fashion.

Radium death headline about the Radium Dial Co. of Ottawa, IL

Radium death headline about the Radium Dial Co. of Ottawa, IL

Image result for us radium superfund site

Image result for us radium superfund site

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