Jessie Tarbox Beals
On 12.23.1870, Jessie Tarbox Beals was born. Jessie made HERstory in 1901 by becoming the 1st Woman staff photographer at a US newspaper, the Buffalo Inquirer. Jessie made a stir for her work at the World's Fair in 1904, where she took photos atop ladders and from hot-air balloons. When asked about being a Woman in a male-dominated profession, she said, "If one is the possessor of health and strength, a good news instinct ... a fair photographic outfit and the ability to hustle, which is the most necessary qualification, one can be a news photographer." Well said.