Seeing America was created by Smarthistory with 16 leading museums and examines the long history of the United States, from before European settlers to the modern era.
The majesty of Yosemite National Park — with Roger Minick and the woman with the scarf.
Superman makes an appearance in what looks (at first sight) like a Japanese print.
Building the American dream in the California desert.
Cats, gossip, and laundry — a view of Los Angeles during the Great Depression.
Native American artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith suggests that thinking about our history in a different way helps us rethink our present.
Pioneers and frontiersmen, creating an American mythology amidst the Civil War
Business or pleasure? Watkins could photograph both beautifully.
How can we begin to correct the lies of history? Artist Kenseth Armstead suggests a poetic solution.
An[...] interpretation of the sensations produced by the confusion of the streets. —Joseph Stella
De Bry's images of the Americas affirm and assert a sense of European superiority.
When movies were new and lights transformed the darkened city streets.
A Greek myth and the American anti-Slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin combine to upend our own contemporary myths