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.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.