In 1902 and 1903, "muckraking" journalist Ida Tarbell published a series of articles in McClure’s Magazine documenting the monopolistic practices of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company. These articles were later collected and published as the 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company.
Ida Tarbell, 1900. Bain News Service, publisher. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.