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The Odd Death Of Michelle Von Emster
Published on 30 May 2021, 15:00
Radium-infused paint that glowed green in the dark was once a trendy feature for wrist watches. Negligent factory managers knew it could be harmful - but told their working-class women employees it would “put roses in their cheeks”. After suffering horrific illness and injuries from radiation poisoning, the young dial painters fought for justice against corporate executives in an uphill legal battle as well as a race against time as their bodies deteriorated.


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Curious Curies
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Antique photograph of the British Empire: Women working in cycle factory
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Directly Above Of Old Fashioned Pocket Watches In Shop
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Antique photo: Businessman group portrait
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Close up of old glass bottles for medicine
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Wilbur Wright Hudson-Fulton Celebration
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Full Frame Shot Of Airplane Cockpit Control Panel
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Marie and Pierre Curie in their lab
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Marie Curie visiting with two scientists on street in Pittsburgh
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Old engraved illustration of human jaw with Milk-teeth
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Old engraved illustration of human jaw with teeth
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1930s italian woman portrait playing piano
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Vintage photograph of a young woman
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Young woman in 1915
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Woman in 1920
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Young woman in 1920
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1920s italian indoor woman portrait
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Portrait of young woman in 1915
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Young Woman in 1915
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1920s italian family portrait
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Black and white photo of caring mother leaning over her baby
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Italian emigrant family in New York in 1920
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Wartime Morse Code Communications
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Young Woman in 1920.Black And White
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Vintage photograph of a young woman
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Group of People in 1910.Sepia Toned
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A vintage scientist picks up a bottle of radium to study.
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XX century military luminous watch time-lapse
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Green Magical Ink Clouds
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Gavel sitting on juridical paperwork contract
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Various clocks looped as time flow concept animation
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Fashion model`s hands painted green shows gestures. Fashion Video.
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Background with green bright rays from the light
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Chest x-ray and gases.
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MRI scan. Human brain.
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Watchmaker assembling watch
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Soft bristle brush picking up paint.
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Stylish holographic foil reflections, pixel noise, tv damage effect
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