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Jessie Tarbox Beals

Jessie Tarbox Beals (December 23, 1870 – May 30, 1942) was an American photographer, the first published female photojournalist in the United States and the first female night photographer.

She is best known for her freelance news photographs, particularly of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and portraits of places such as Bohemian Greenwich Village.

Her trademarks were her self-described "ability to hustle" and her tenacity in overcoming gender barriers in her profession.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 23rd, 1870 (Hamilton), Died May 30th, 1942 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W148186 10-in. 4/5/1929 Doreen Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Brunswick LTR179 10-in. 6/12/1929 Doreen Kevin Ahearn Male vocal solo author  


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