Many Americans spent the 1920s in a great mood. Investors flocked to a rising stock market. Companies launched brand-new, cutting-edge products, like radios and washing machines. Exuberant Americans kicked up their heels to jazz music, tried crazy stunts, and supported a black market in liquor after Prohibition. A popular expression of the time asked, “What will they think of next?”
Browse some photographs from “the age of permanent prosperity.”
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?