Four decades ago Jimmy Carter was sworn in as the 39th president of the U.S., the original Star Wars movie was released in theaters, and much more.
In August of 1977, the first of two identical robotic probes was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, bound for our outermost planets and beyond.
Photographer Russell Lee, while working for the FSA/OWI visited the small town of Vale, Oregon, on the Fourth of July in 1941.
In recognition of the warmer weather in the northern hemisphere, this is an invitation to take some time, go outside, and set a kite aloft.
In the United States, the German American Bund, an American Nazi organization, was formed in 1936, and soon grew to have tens of thousands of members.
On April 6, 1917, the United States congress voted to formally enter World War I.
On March 30, 1867, the United States gave the government of Russia a check for $7.2 million and took possession of a vast new land that became the Alaska Territory.
Take a step into a visual time capsule, for a brief look at the year.
For International Women’s Day 2017, a glimpse of what the workplace was like for women a century ago, in 1917
In the 1930s, Roy Stryker, head of the Information Division of the Farm Security Administration, used an unusual and destructive technique to “kill” unwanted photos—punch a hole right through the negative.
A half-century ago, protests erupted around the world against the Vietnam War, Montreal hosted Expo ‘67, race riots in the U.S. destroyed parts northern cities, Elvis Presley married Priscilla in Las Vegas, and much more.
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.
One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere.
The recapture of Raqqa from ISIS, a giant human-piloted robot in Japan, Diwali in Nepal and India, the British National Plowing Championships, and much more.
Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, since August 25.
High in the Russian Far East lies Wrangel Island, a harsh landscape that supports a surprisingly diverse ecosystem.