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Henry Ford with Ford Model T, Buffalo, New York, 1921.

A profile of the farm boy who became the 20th century’s most influential American innovator.

Students from the St. Rita's School for the Deaf, 1918
Learn about the history and evolution of the deaf community in America with this online exhibit produced by Gallaudet...
Homeland Afghanistan
From the Silk Road to the rise of the Taliban, explore Afghanistan’s history, culture, and traditions with the Homeland...
Jimmie Rodgers
Discover the music of rural American past and present and the history and people behind the sounds.
John Jea: the Paradox of Slavery and Freedom - 1789

Walk in the footsteps of the Brooklyn abolitionists who led the anti-slavery movement

Into the Deep
Dive into the history of the American whaling industry from its 17th-century origins off the coast of New England through its...
The Jazz Loft Project

Delve into the late-night jazz scene of 1950s New York with photos and recordings of Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, and...

Jerome Robbins, rehearsal for West Side Story
Jerome Robbins, choreographer of West Side Story, transformed the Broadway musical with his distinctively American...
Portraits of Abigail and John Adams, from the Massachusetts Historical Society

Browse selected letters from three decades of correspondence between John and Abigail Adams chronicling their...

Falcons from Audubon's Birds of America
It took John James Audubon 18 years to produce his monumental book, The Birds of America. See how he prepared a...
Whale fishery: attacking a right whale, Currier & Ives

Learn about life on a 1860s whaling ship through the eyes of 6-year old Laura Jernegan.

Leonard Bernstein
Explore composer Leonard Bernstein’s life and career through his correspondence and interviews with those who knew and worked...