The archive of one of America's earliest news photo agencies, the George Grantham Bain Collection (100,000 photographic prints and negatives, ca. 1910-22), provides evidence of the many ways in which women made the news in the early decades of the twentieth century. The collection includes photographs of:
Although Bain collected images from publications across the United States that subscribed to his photo service, a large proportion of the photographs were produced under his direction and focus primarily on activities in New York City and, to a lesser extent, the East Coast.
The negatives and a portion of the prints can be searched in the online catalog, where the collection has its own listing.
To look for images for which no online records exists, on-site researchers can: