IDA M. TARBELL AUTOGRAPH



Ida Minerva Tarbell was born November 5, 1857 – died January 6, 1944.  Tarbell was a teacher, author and journalist. She was known as one of the leading “muckrakers” of her day, work known in modern times as “investigative journalism.” 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 number five among the top 100 works of twentieth-century American journalism by the New York Times in 1999. The inspiration for her work of The History of the Standard Oil Company was a result of her father being put out of business by John D. Rockefeller. Ida Tarbell died of pneumonia on her farm in Easton, Connecticut at the age of 86 in 1944. The Ida Tarbell House was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993. In 1999, her 654-page book The History of the Standard Oil Company was listed number five among the top 100 works of twentieth-century American journalism by the New York Times. In 2000, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. On September 14, 2002, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp honoring Tarbell as part of a series of four stamps honoring women journalists. “Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists – with it all things are possible.” Ida M. Tarbell

 

Original Ida M. Tarbell Autograph, hand signed on cut card stock. Approx. size of card stock 2 x 2 3/4 inches. Regular Price – $ 265.00 / Sale Price – $ 98.95.

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