The first woman was sworn into Congress in 1917, 128 years after the first U.S. Congress convened. One hundred and two years later, one has become 131—the number of women serving in both chambers of the 116th Congress.
Ruby Washington, the first African-American female staff photographer for The New York Times, passed away in September 2018.
Idled by a newspaper strike in the summer of 1978, eight New York Times staff photographers were enlisted by the New York City parks commissioner to document a summer in the city’s parks.
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