In the early 1900s, Martians were a hot topic in American popular culture. Are those canals on the red planet? How can we contact Martians? Up and coming actor/director/producer Orson Welles took advantage of the hype on October 30, 1938, when he broadcast H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds on his weekly radio drama program.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
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.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.