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Lauren Padgett, a PhD student investigating representations of Victorian women in contemporary museums, responds to the recent revelation that a proposed women's history museum​ is being replaced by a Jack the Ripper Museum.

Lauren Padgett, a PhD student investigating representations of Victorian women in contemporary museums, responds to the recent revelation that a proposed women's history museum​ is being replaced by a Jack the Ripper Museum.

A short history of the match – Study of History – Medium

A short history of the match

Most people may know that matches we see today are ‘safety’ matches and that they are safe because of something to do with the red tip. But the story behind the name ‘safety match’ is one of…

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Occupational photograph of Victorian match girls, ca. 1888. These girls worked in terrible conditions, for 14 hours a day, and received very little pay for their work. The phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of the skin, and "phossy jaw", a type of facial bone cancer.

Shared comment: Victorian match girls 1888 worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. Phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.

Phossy Jaw

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Phossy Jaw

Phossy Jaw

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Women workers at a German matchmaking factory, c1900.

Women workers at a German matchmaking factory,

Ripper Street | On 23rd June 1888, Beasant wrote an article in her newspaper, The article, entitled White Slavery in London, complained about the way the women at Bryant & May were being treated. The company reacted by attempting to force their workers to sign a statement that they were happy with their working conditions. When a group of women refused to sign, the organisers of the group was sacked. The response was immediate; 1400 of the women at Bryant & May went on strike.

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Multiple low wageworkers in the 19th century suffered from 'Phossy Jaw'. A disease which caused the jawbone to rot.

Multiple low wageworkers in the century suffered from 'Phossy Jaw'. A disease which caused the jawbone to rot.

Most people may know that matches we see today are ‘safety’ matches and that they are safe because of something to do with the red tip. But the story behind the name ‘safety match’ is one of…

A short history of the match

A short history of the match – Study of History – Medium

Photo of Match workers Bryant May c.1890

Photo of Match workers Bryant May c.1890

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