Sara Josephine Baker, or “Dr. Joe” to her friends, was a
groundbreaking physician in the fields of public health and preventative medicine. After working for several years as a medical
examiner and private physician in New York City, she became assistant to the
commissioner of health in 1907. A year later, she was made director of the
Bureau of Child Hygiene, where she implemented a number of programs aimed at reducing mortality rates among infants and children living in poor
And behind the camera is Jessie Tarbox Beals, the country’s first female photojournalist, who kept a studio for many years in New York City.
From Wikipedia: Jessie Tarbox Beals (December 23, 1870 – May 30, 1942) was an American photographer, the first published female photojournalist in the United States and the first female night photographer. She is best known for her freelance news photographs, particularly of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and portraits of places such as Bohemian Greenwich Village. Her trademarks were her self-described “ability to hustle” and her tenacity in overcoming gender barriers in her profession.