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Brief Biography and Bibliography
Remarks on the Induction of Ida Tarbell into the National Women’s Hall of Fame
Ida Tarbell and the Business of Being a Woman
The Staff Breakup of McClure’s Magazine
From the Ida M. Tarbell Collection
About This Site
Annotated Images from the Ida M. Tarbell Collection
An assortment of unaltered images from the archives with brief annotations.
Ida Tarbell’s1880 graduation picture from Allegheny College. The College had already graduated 10 women when she entered in 1876.
This photograph was taken 1881, Tarbell is at the bottom left. She was appointed Precptress of Poland Union Seminary, Ohio, in August 1880. The people pictured in the photograph are (sitting, left to right) Ella McKeowen, Ida M. Tarbell, and Rebecca Eastman. Standing (left to right) are S. K. Hine and Clara Walker.
Tarbell (right) during her time on The Chautauquan.
Tarbell during the time she worked at McClure’s (1894-1906).
This 1905 photograph shows Tarbell in her library. Many of the books and objects shown are in the Pelletier Library Tarbell Collection.
Ida M. Tarbell during the winter of 1938-39.