As official photographers of the Golden Gate Bridge, Gabriel Moulin and his sons Raymond and Irving documented the project from start to finish.
While all three photographed the bridge's construction, Raymond produced the majority of the harrowing, high-altitude images. Many of their photographs are presented in the book High Steel, by Richard Dillon, Thomas Moulin and Donald DeNevi (Celestial Arts, 1998).
Browse a gallery of the Moulins' Golden Gate Bridge photos, and read commentary by Richard Dillon.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.