Beatrice Tonnesen (1871-1958) by Emma Dambek, from Vesterheim, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2020.

Through her use of photographs of live models, Beatrice Tonnesen pioneered the creation of modern commercial advertising.

This profile is in connection with the Vesterheim exhibit Innovators & Inventors open at the museum through May 30, 2022.

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