The latter half of the 19th century saw the "golden age" of the American cowboy; newly-built railroad lines made it easier to transport cattle from the western plains to the east coast, where they could fetch top dollar. As these photos reveal, a cowboy's life was a hard one, but living freely on America's western frontier nevertheless appealed to thousands of men.
These photos were taken across the American West between the late 1800s and the early 1900s.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.