The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
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.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.