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Radium beauty treatment advert, 1919

Radium beauty treatment advert, 1919

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19.1 x 39.4 cm ⏐ 7.5 x 15.5 in (300dpi)

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, SERIAL AND GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, SERIAL AND GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Radium beauty treatment advert, 1919. Newspaper advertisement for the cosmetic use of the radioactive element radium. The product being advertised is 'Radior', claimed to rejuvenate and vitalise all living tissues. Radium had been discovered by the Curies in 1898. Radium therapy and related products started as early as 1903, and were widespread from 1913 to 1935. This advert is from the 23 February 1919 issue of the New York Times.

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