A grab bag of interesting, seldom-seen historic images depicting myriad people, places, and and things—from epic achievements to small moments.
A half-century ago, much of the world appeared to be in a state of crisis, with protests around the world, the Vietnam War, and the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy. But there was some progress to be found as well.
With only a few days left until Christmas, I thought it might be fun to take a look at celebrations and preparations from years past.
A journey along the historic Silk Road, traveling from east to west, from Xi’an, China, to Tyre, Lebanon.
Russia is marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution on November 7, 2017.
Photographer Peter Campbell captured many scenes from the 1939 New York World's Fair in full color, both during the day and at night.
On this day, the 160th anniversary of the founding of our illustrious magazine, The Atlantic, I invite you to pause and let yourself be transported back to the year 1857.
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.
A flour war in Greece, mountain hares in Scotland, students marching against guns in the U.S., the Mach Loop in Wales, and much more.
A week after 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teenagers across South Florida, in areas near Washington, D.C., and in other parts of the United States walked out of their classrooms to stage protests against the horror of school shootings and to advocate for gun law reforms.
Reuters photographer Stéphane Mahé visited a farmer named Jean-Bernard Huon on his farm in western France, where he deliberately lives a traditional, non-mechanized farm life.
The U.S. Toboggan Championships in Maine, scenes from New York Fashion Week, a camel trip on a Siberian steppe, and much more.