We think about the city and the country as opposites, but they have more to do with one another than you would expect.
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Can the commonplace working farmland of California's Sacramento River Valley be a place of of breathtaking beauty?
The gun that "won the West" also transformed American manufacturing and marketing.
According to the artist (Reginald Marsh), at Coney Island, “The best show is the people themselves.”
Captured here in paint, this grand Californian landscape would soon disappear under water.
Drought and rain govern when this work of art in Utah’s Great Salt Lake can be seen.
In order to capture the beauty of America’s national parks, Brown faced the prejudices of the lawless West.
To bring “polite sociability” to the city, designers blended nature’s greatest hits into one ambitious park.
Though often thought of as a simple image of American values, this painting resists easy interpretation.
This snowy image of a bygone Brooklyn is sprinkled with farm animals, townspeople... and casual racism.
New York put growth ahead of all else, resulting in the loss of important historic buildings, like Penn Station.
The Art Deco style of this skyscraper was urbane and luxurious—a swansong of glamor as the Great Depression hit.
Riis snapped photos of the urban poor during midnight police raids—but only because he cared.