My great granfather with his family. This photo was taken shortly after his wife commited suicide when she accidentally killed her newborn baby. My grandpa is the one on the far left. Spain, circa 1920s
The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoningfrom painting watch dials with self-luminouspaint. The women had been told the paint was harmless, and subsequently ingested deadly amounts of radium, in one case a tooth was pulled with part of the jaw still attached.