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Madame Curie in America

Marie Meloney.  Irene, Marie and Eve Curie

In 1921, American socialite, journalist, and magazine editor Marie Meloney arranged for Marie Curie and her daughters, Irene and Eve, to visit the United States. The picture to the right shows all four women, with Meloney to the left, and Marie standing between Irene and Eve. The picture was taken when the Curies arrived in New York amidst great fanfare. Meloney and Curie first met in 1920, when Curie agreed to do an interview for Meloney's magazine, The Delineator. The two women developed a friendship, and Meloney made arrangements for and accompanied Curie on both her 1921 tour and a subsequent visit in 1929.