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.
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.
After a run of 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, known as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” has come to an end.
The world’s fastest shed in Wales, France welcomes a new president, a portrait of the late singer Chris Cornell on stage in Atlanta, a new eruption of Mount Sinabung, and much more.
Since April 1, daily anti-government protests across Venezuela have frequently devolved into clashes with riot police, leaving thousands arrested, hundreds injured, and 43 dead.
The Dead Sea, on the border between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world—and experts say it is on course to dry out by 2050.