Although we know Robert E. Lee as a central character in America's defining national trauma, the Civil War, many do not know the full character that was Lee. Through these images, we see a very human Lee, from the young boy coping with the abandonment of an admired but disgraced father, to the infirm and short-tempered general who carried the weight of Confederate hopes on his shoulders.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War.