Eight years of a presidency
A look back at archival images of Thanksgiving traditions and celebrations from the past
Images of the U.S. Capitol Dome from the 1860s when the current dome was originally built, some images of the recent restoration process, and a few shots of the newly-restored structure.
Portraits and interviews with native Canadians abused within the government’s Indian Residential School system
Guedelon Castle is a project started in 1997, modeled on designs from the 13th century, and is being built using techniques and materials available to masons and builders 800 years ago.
Sixty-three years ago today, on July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, ceasing hostilities between North Korea and South Korea.
Images and portraits from present-day Hiroshima
Later this month, Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, 71 years after the United States dropped the first atomic weapon used in warfare on the city in 1945.
The photographer Jim Dyson traveled to locations across London to make comparisons between scenes from the Blitz and present-day on the 75th anniversary of “The Longest Night.”
While researching World War II images at the U.S. National Archives, I came across several photos I had not seen before, of Japanese dummy aircrafts made of bamboo and wood planking.
Rare archival images of Streit’s Rivington Street factory that served the Jewish community for nearly a hundred years.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday—here is a collection of images of Elizabeth’s remarkable life, from age 5 to 90.
Take a step into a visual time capsule, for a brief look at the year 1986.
On April 18, 1906, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake centered near the city of San Francisco struck, toppling hundreds of buildings and starting city-wide fires that burned for days.
Recent images of the ongoing cleanup work and the ghost towns being reclaimed by nature within the 1,000-square-mile (2,600-square-kilometers) exclusion zone in Ukraine.
A half-century ago, the war in Vietnam continued its escalation, the USSR successfully landed a vehicle on the Moon, the first Automated Teller Machine was introduced, Charles Whitman shot and killed 14 people from a tower on the University of Texas at Austin campus, and much more.
Five years ago a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern shore—the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit Japan.
The photographer Max Desfor covered many of the most significant events and personalities of the 20th century while working for the Associated Press.
In honor of the President’s Day holiday and a recent announcement of upcoming renovations, a collection of historic images of the 94-year-old Lincoln Memorial over the years, from construction to present-day.
An update to a previous photo essay about this massive Antarctic Snow Cruiser that was designed and built for Antarctic exploration in 1939, but failed to live up to expectations.
On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
Using newly-released images from the New York Public Library, a comparison of street views of New York made in 1911, and today, using Google Maps.
A look at various events that took place on this day, January 4, photographed over the past century. Today’s collection includes scenes from World War II, safety airbags designed for passenger aircraft, a rush to buy American candy bars in the USSR, a meeting between Newt Gingrich and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and much more.
A look at various events that took place on this day, November 23, photographed over the past century. Today’s collection includes a sword-fighting Mussolini, a motorcycle-jumping Evel Knievel, William Shatner dressed as a gun-toting Santa Claus, and much more.
Images of today’s marches in Washington, New York, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, and from other cities in England, Ghana, France, Canada, Serbia, Australia, Kenya, Germany, India, and many more.
Part of our ongoing series of photo essays at The Atlantic titled “Americans at Work.” This week, photographs of the NorthWest Bible Church’s Between Jobs Ministry in Spring, Texas, made by photographer Elizabeth Conley.
On January 20, 2017, the peaceful transfer of American power took place in Washington, DC, as Barack Obama, passed the office to Donald J. Trump.
Preparations for the Inauguration in Washington, DC, a sea lion kisses Princess Stephanie of Monaco, a volcanic eruption in Mexico, and much more.