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Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900s.

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Ida Tarbell - Intelligent, meticulous researcher, considered to be the first female investigative journalist. Credited with the downfall of the most powerful man in America at the time, John D. Rockefeller, and the break up of his Standard Oil monopoly by exposing ruthless company practices. Also famously authored an extensive biography of Lincoln.

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Ida Tarbell was an American journalist born on November 5, 1857, in Erie County, Pennsylvania. She was the only woman in her graduating class at Allegheny College in 1880. The McClure’s magazine journalist was an investigative reporting pioneer; Tarbell exposed unfair practices of the Standard Oil Company, leading to a U.S. Supreme Court decision to break its monopoly. She died January 6, 1944.

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Ida Tarbell: 1857-1944; Ida Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies. She is best known for her 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company, which was listed as No. 5 in a 1999 list by New York University of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism. She depicted John D. Rockefeller as crabbed, miserly, money-grabbing, and viciously effective at monopolizing the oil trade.

preparing for the matinee - edmund charles tarbell - 1907 - indianapolis museum of art, indianapolis, IN.

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Progressive Leaders X-Ray Poster/Gallery Walk (U.S. History)

$ Progressive Leaders X-Ray Poster/Gallery Walk (U.S. History) This is a FUN, creative, student-centered, cooperative activity. Students will learn about 9 significant Progressive Reformers of the American Industrial Revolution by creating an X-Ray poster and a Gallery Walk. The Progressive Reformers include: Hiram Johnson Ida Tarbell Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft Woodrow Wilson Jane Addams Upton Sinclair Jacob Riis W.E. B. Du Bois

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Ida Tarbell was an American journalist whose investigative reporting led to the breakup of the Standard Oil Company’s monopoly. Learn more at Biography.com.

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Muckrakers Graphic Organizer- Progressive Era

Ida Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era. She wrote many notable magazine series and biographies and is best known for her 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company, which was listed as No. 5 by New York University of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism. She depicted John D. Rockefeller as crabbed, miserly, money-grabbing, and viciously effective at monopolizing the oil trade.

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