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Mount Vernon's Hotel Belvedere.

Street Sense

Walking tours of Baltimore's Mount Vernon reveal a neighborhood's literary roots and architectural gems.

Simmie Knox's portrait of John Hope Franklin.

To See a Face

Simmie Knox's bumpy road from abstract artist to presidential portraitist.


A diver examines the wreck of U-85.

Into the Deep

U-boats off the Carolina Coast were part of Germany's attack against American shipping in World War II.

Sixteenth-century Spanish vessels

Underwater Clues

Two of Florida's oldest shipwrecks reveal colonists' hopes.

Family of Lars Stavig

The Life of a Norwegian Pioneer

One brother in South Dakota and one in Norway share their lives through letters.

Jens Jensen

Jens Jensen Designs the Prairie

Jens Jensen found inspiration in the prairie for landscape design.

Boy with dog fishing

Traveling Photographer Captures Life on the Ranch

A traveling photographer captures the people and place of the American West.

Bosnian refugee marching

New Lives in New England

Refugees in New Hampshire

Photograph of Kittie Wilkins

Woman of the West

The Horse Queen of Idaho.

A mural from <em>The Negro in America's Wars</em> series, 1944, by Lew Davis

A Century of Art

"Hearing the Century: Voices of Arizona's Arts Past and Present" features Arizona artists and history.