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Guide to the Jessie Tarbox Beals Photographs
[1900-1940]
(Bulk 1904-1920)
  PR 4

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Creator: Beals, Jessie Tarbox
Title: Jessie Tarbox Beals photographs
Dates [inclusive]: [1900-1940] (Bulk 1904-1920)
Abstract: Jessie Tarbox Beals, who was among the first female photojournalists, lived in New York City for many years and documented the Greenwich Village bohemian scene, city scenes, and backyard gardens. The collection spans the period from 1900-1940 and contains 418 black and white photographs, primarily of New York City and its inhabitants. Sizable portions of the collection show the city of Boston between 1902 and 1910 and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Mo. in 1904. In addition, the collection includes an inscribed copy of Beals's book of poetry Songs of a Wanderer and three other poems by her.
Quantity: 2.3 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Call Phrase: PR 4