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Prints and Photographs Division



Graphic Journalism and Illustration
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George Grantham Bain
Frances Benjamin Johnston
National Photo Company
Toni Frissell
New York World-Telegram and Sun
Look Magazine
U. S. News & World Report
Documentary Surveys
Advertising and Propaganda
Pictures: Business and Art
Design Collections
Organizations' Records
Personal Papers



Photojournalism Collections
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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.
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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.

Select from the navigator bar on the left to explore some of the Prints and Photographs Division's photojournalism holdings.

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