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.
ARTICLE - History of the "radium girls" - In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Dozens died within a few years, but Keane quit, and survived.
Worst than a post-mortem. The woman's "neck" is actually a huge tumor from painting watches with radium. "After Glow" - 90 Years Ago Workers At The Waterbury Clock Company Began Dying After Painting Radium On Clock Dials | Issues. People. Events.