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Depiction of Commodore Perry's flagship, the USS Powhatan

Learn about Commodore Perry, the opening of Japan, and the1904-5 Russo-Japanese War through images from the period.

George Parkman
Apply your sleuthing skills to the mysterious 1849 disappearance of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston’s richest citizens, and...
Discovery of Nat Turner, wood engraving

See how the story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion has been continuously retold and reinterpreted –from the 1831...

Mural "Man of Fire" José Clemente Orozco, Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
Haunted by the brutality of the Mexican Revolution, Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco created bold works of public art that...
Panama Canal

On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaling America’s...

Partners of the Heart
Learn how an unlikely partnership between a prominent white surgeon and an African American with a high school education in Jim...
A Myrour to lewde men and wymmen [manuscript].

Leaf through medieval manuscripts on your laptop with the University of Pennsylvania’s digitized rare book and...

Greek warrior

Dive into ancient Greece and Rome with this evolving digital library of texts, art, and archaeology images.

PhilaPlace.org
See and hear the stories behind Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, landmarks, and architecture with this multimedia guide, created...
Dorothea Lange, "The Migrant Mother"

Explore 170,000 photographs of America in the 1930s and 40s, created by the United States Farm Security Administration and...

Picturing America
America's history through our nation's art.
Mary Cassatt, The Boating Party (1893/1894)

Twenty-five short films on great works of American art, based on the NEH...