Part I. (Joseph) Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) Progressive Era/WWI Period. Journalist, political reformer, and leading "muckrakers," who exposed the political corruption in the nation's cities. He was educated at the University of California and in Europe, and in 1892 worked at the New York Evening Post in NYC. Ten years later he joined McClure's staff, and became the magazines managing editor.
This is an image of Lincoln Steffens. He was an American writer and he played a major role in muckraking journalism era. Steffens most famous reports were printed in McClure’s Magazine. The report included The Shame of Minneapolis and Tweed Days in St. Louis. These reports were series of reports that covered the corruption in politics. Rockwood. Lincoln Steffens. 1894. Photograph. California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection , Rockwood, New York, New York.
February 3, 1913 - The US Congress adopts the July 12, 1909 proposal of the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, after Delaware became the 36th State to ratify it. This would allow Congress to levy an income tax without pportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census.This amendment exempted income taxes from the constitutional requirements regarding direct taxes. #history #amendment #tax
These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.