In 1881, the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition set out for the far North to spend two years recording scientific data. Sergeant George Rice was the official photographer on the team, and his images capture details of the men's lives in the vast, bleak Arctic landscape. When the party left Fort Conger August 1883 Rice took few more photos.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.