Home Town Radium Girl.
Waterbury is the home of the Timex factory. Back in world war II, when women entered the work force, a lot of local women got jobs with Timex. Painting the hands of the wrist watch with glow and the dark paint.
They licked their brushes to get a fine point. 
They wore it as lipstick, as a surprise in the bedroom.
Most of the women died horrible deaths due to cancer. That glow in the dark paint. Who would have thought.

Home Town Radium Girl.

Waterbury is the home of the Timex factory. Back in world war II, when women entered the work force, a lot of local women got jobs with Timex. Painting the hands of the wrist watch with glow and the dark paint.

They licked their brushes to get a fine point. 

They wore it as lipstick, as a surprise in the bedroom.

Most of the women died horrible deaths due to cancer. That glow in the dark paint. Who would have thought.

waterbury radium radium girls 50's 1950s

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