A French tradition was during the 1920 and 1930’s to reward on the eve of July 14th the best pupils of the French public school. During this ceremony, called the distribution of prices, our parents and grandparents received beautiful bound and illustrated books to reward their accomplishments. Here, the cover of this book illustrates an imaginary and epic race towards radium in place of the usual adventures of Jules Verne or Alexandre Dumas’s heroes.
Musée Curie