In the early 20th century dangerous and often poisonous chemicals were included in many common household products. Browse these pictures of medicines, liniments, moonshine and a cyanide furnace.
Corresponding educational resources for this photo gallery can be found on PBS LearningMedia.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
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.