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Over the next two years, Seeing America will grow to include 100 videos, 18 essays, quizzes, discussion questions and lesson plans.
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.
Pioneers and frontiersmen, creating an American mythology amidst the Civil War
The dubious justice of the anti-immigrant Know-Nothing Party
Not content to merely paint the land, Cole elevated the landscape to approach the status of historical painting.
Lawrence carefully documents the migration of African Americans from the agricultural South to the industrial North.
Though this photograph could be seen as a searing social commentary, its maker preferred to view it as fine art.
The creation of a beloved landmark destroyed a thriving community of African Americans and Irish immigrants.