At the 50th Anniversary of Gettysburg in 1913, some 44,000 Union and 9,000 Confederate veterans came together to remember the Civil War. They were former enemies but by then they were connected as Americans.
David Rothman was a businessman and musician who had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with Albert Einstein in 1939.
In 1922 there was a law requiring that women’s bathing suits not be more than 6 inches above the knee. It was up to policeman Bill Norton to inspect and enforce the order.
Inventor of the bulletproof vest W.H. Murphy was so convinced of his invention that he had a man shoot him in the chest to demonstrate the power of his vest.
The U.S. tested two nuclear bombs in 1946 in an operation called “Crossroads.” The photo was taken from an island about 3 miles away and brought to color by photographer Sandra Dullaway.
This is the face of an 18-year-old Russian girl who was liberated from Dachau concentration camp in 1945.
A cameraman captured the giddy faces of British soldiers on their way to fight in World War II on September 20, 1939.
There’s not a lot to do in Gordontown, North Carolina. These men were passing the day chatting outside the country store.
During WWI in America, the boys were off fighting so the girls took on jobs formerly occupied by men.
The men assess the damage of the recent Nazi bombing while a parentless child clutches his stuffed toy just yards away.
Young men smoking during Depression-era America
The Hungarian-born escape artist handcuffed himself, and was locked in a box that was thrown overboard in 1912.
The 1927 Solvay Conference brought together some of the best thinkers and politicians of the time. Can you identify Marie Curie or Albert Einstein?
36 people were killed when the German airship went up in flames on May 6, 1937 while trying to dock at Lakehurst Naval Station.
The King of Rock n’ Roll met the President of the United States one day in December of 1970. As a souvenir, Elvis took home a badge from the Bureau of Narcotics.