So much I didn’t know about the matchwomen. Almost everything, in fact. All I can call to mind usually is the famous photo of some of the strikers, some of them with early signs of phossy jaw, that horrible disease. This told so much more.

[–] arete [OP] 2 points Edited

If you want to learn more about the matchwomen, I strongly recommend Dr. Louise Raw's book, Striking a Light, mentioned at the bottom of the article.