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.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.