In 1885, Annie Oakley began an association with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show -- despite some hesitation on Cody's part about hiring a woman. The five-foot-tall sharpshooter's star was on the rise -- that season, she performed in front of 150,000 people in 40 cities. The following year, the show entertained almost 360,000 people at its summer location on Staten Island, New York, and soon Oakley's fame was known far and wide. She would be a top attraction with the Wild West for 17 years.
Browse a selection of posters promoting Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.