P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth" which would become the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.