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Eva McDonald Valesh

Title: Photograph of Eva McDonald Valesh
Type: Photograph
Date: ca. 1885
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Journalist Eva Valesh (1866-1956) worked to expose poor working conditions in Minneapolis factories and mills during the late 1800s. She was active in many political and labor movements of her time. Her work earned her both respect and criticism. Factory owners were angered that she exposed the working conditions of their employees, and many people thought she should be at home doing traditional "women's work."

Eva McDonald Valesh