The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 while she was attempting to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
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.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.