Often called “the first First Lady,” Dolley Madison defined the role of the President’s wife and hostess. With her behind-the-scenes influence on political policy and her expansion of the expected role of the First Lady, Dolley Madison was one woman among many who broke new ground in the White House. Browse this gallery of other first ladies.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.