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Jessie Tarbox was a photographer and photojournalist. She was the first woman to be hired as a staff photographer on a U.S. newspaper.
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Beals was also published in such magazines as Ladies’ Home Journal, Town and Country, and Harper’s Bazaar during the course of her career.
Jessie Tarbox Beals died on May 30, 1942, in New York City. While some have said the varied nature of her work prevented her from developing her own distinct artistic style,
she will always be remembered as a ground-breaking photographer who inspired many other women to join the field.
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