A deadly accident at the old Grand Central Depot in 1902 led the busy terminal to be redesigned. Over a decade, William Wilgus and his construction crews sunk the tracks underground and switched from steam to electric service -- keeping the trains running the whole time.
From steam engine depot to the grand Beaux Arts monument that opened in 1913 and stands today, explore this gallery of photographs of Grand Central. It features several images from the mid-20th century taken by Boris Y. Klapwald.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.