Radium / X-ray

Radium / X-ray

Radium was discovered by the French Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her husband Pierre Curie on 21 December 1898, in a uraninite sample, which is a mineral.

Hard to believe nowadays, but radium has been used for medical purposes, (after it’s use as research tool) injected or in pill-form, to cure illnesses from hair loss to rheumatism (and almost everything in between) After that “break-through” radium, and radioactivity in general, became the hype during the 1920s and ’30s. Especially for consumer products: Toothpaste, make-up, chocolate, butter, condoms, wool and much, much more…were advertised with radium as an unique selling point.

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On the road: Visiting Uncle P.

 On the road: Visiting Uncle P.

We are going to visit Uncle P. today, so we’re packing a suitcase and getting ready to travel.
On the road: Visiting Uncle P.Suitcase by Louis Vuitton. From the X_ray fashion series by Steve Miller.
On the road: Visiting Uncle P.On the road: Visiting Uncle P.
Got dressed. Sunglasses from Jean Paul Gaultier, 2001.
David Holah
Packed my shoes and bananas. Photo by David Holah.

Nicolas PolliRoger Vivier,

Doublecheck: Banana. By Nicolas Polli. Doublecheck: Shoes from Roger Vivier, from the X_ray fashion series by Steve Miller.
Pinocho 3000

All set for a visit to my uncle; Pinocho 3000

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Fashion from Nick Veasey
Helmut Newton, X-ray of Woman’s Skull with Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace, Paris, 1979 (via)
Helmut Newton, X-ray High Heeled Shoe by Karl Lagerfeld, Monte Carlo, 1995 (via)
X-ray in high heels (via)
X-ray, bound feet (probably chinese)
X-ray pin-up