News photographers photographing Paulina Longworth, daughter of Nick and Alice Longworth, being held by woman on sidewalk,
Washington, D.C. Between 1910 and 1930. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-97712. bibliographic record
The first photograph photomechanically reproduced in an American newspaper appeared in the Daily Graphic on March 4, 1880. It was not until 1919, with the launching of New York's Illustrated Daily News, that American newspapers began to feature photographs routinely.
The Prints and Photographs Division's collections provide an opportunity to examine photojournalism of, by, and for women
through several stages of the development of the field, from the news photos issued by George Grantham Bain (sometimes referred
to as the “father of news photography”) to the political and lifestyle documentation produced by photographers working for
Look magazine and U.S. News and World Report.
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