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.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.