This 1940s footage from Lancaster County shows Pennsylvania Dutch candy makers rolling and molding hard candy. Not all Pennsylvania Dutch are Amish, and the flowery and colorful clothing of these candy makers confirm their non-Amish status.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.