Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
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.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.