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.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
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.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.