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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…

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.

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It’s the Jane Austen Episode! | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

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CHILD LABOR was used extensively on the farm and in the fields. It was a human resource along with its counterpart in the factories, mills and streets. Shown: cotton pickers, trash pickers, tobacco shed workers and two farm boys (8 and 10 years old) who "sometimes go to school in the winter."

CHILD LABOR was used extensively on the farm and in the fields. It was a human resource along with its counterpart in the factories, mills and streets. - a grouped images picture

Women workers at a German matchmaking factory, c1900.

Women workers at a German matchmaking factory,

Match girls' strike, London 1888

socialism - Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production

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.

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