videos + essays
Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
A Hudson River School artist looks north
Sail, steam, cotton, and oil — the engines of the American economy.
How women contributed to the repairing a country that had been torn apart.
The painting that inspired a National Park
The bandolier bag and the story of forced migration
Painting, photography, and the railroad come together to preserve a topography unique in the world
De Soto led hundreds of soldiers on the first European expedition into what became the United States.
Pioneers and frontiersmen, creating an American mythology amidst the Civil War
Business or pleasure? Watkins could photograph both beautifully.
The dubious justice of the anti-immigrant Know-Nothing Party
Before TV and Twitter, politicians talked to voters face-to-face.
Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins' Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew