New York City
March 2003

Famous Women Journalists Appear on Stamps

Find these women on your local postage stamps:

Ida M. Tarbell (1857-1944) wrote a landmark trust-busting expose as well as serialized biographies for McClure’s Magazine.

Nellie Bly (1864-1922), intrepid reporter for The World, won fame for circling the globe in just 72 days (Nov. 14, 1889-Jan. 25, 1890).

Ethel L. Payne (1911-1991), known as the first lady of the black press, covered the civil rights movement for the Chicago Defender.

Marguerite Higgins (1920-1966) of the New York Herald Tribune was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.

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