From the Gilded Age to World War II
videos + essays
Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
What will technology bring us? A more egalitarian society, a world where everyone can be educated? Or will it bring greater inequality? We still debate these issues...
The Port of Havana, cigar shops, and Cuban independence
A modernism emerges from tourism, boarding schools & indigenous traditions
The awesome beauty of a large hole in the earth, dug to bring railroads to Manhattan.
Kunoyoshi came to the US as a teen and loved his adopted country, but was considered a possible enemy during WWII.
The awesome steel mills of Pittsburgh in the 1920s made an impression on the young Elsie Driggs.
Beyond the street of New York, Bellows grapples with the horrors of the First World War
Was this the first modern photograph? Alfred Stieglitz's The Steerage
Meet the two women behind this iconic 1936 photograph.
Cats, gossip, and laundry — a view of Los Angeles during the Great Depression.
The sensations of the streets of New York City
When movies were new and lights transformed the darkened city streets.