Restoration experts make a startling discovery that an 1848 daguerreotype hides a wealth of insight into life in a pre-war riverside town
On a 1947 trip up north with his son, Ansel Adams took a remarkable photograph that brought Alaska's grandeur to the American public on a large scale for the first time
A stereo view discovered in a California flea market may show the President-elect embarked on a momentous journey
A LIFETIME AGO A QUIET STRANGER passed through the author’s hometown and came away with a record of both personal and national importance
A HALF-CENTRY AGO Harry Dubin bought his son a camera, and together they made a remarkable series of photographs of a city full of blue-collar workers—all of them Dubin
A historian of American portraits tells how he determines whether a picture is authentic—and why that authenticity matters
Their unwilling subjects considered the tabloid photographers pushy and boorish. But they felt they were upholding a grand democratic tradition.
Starting with a single, haunting battlefield image, an amateur photo detective managed to reconstruct a forgotten photographer’s life and uncover a treasure of Indian portraits.
A routine chore for JFK’s official photographer became the most important assignment of his career. Much of his moving pictorial record appears here for the first time.
A man who has spent his life helping transform old photos from agreeable curiosities into a vital historical tool explains their magical power to bring the past into the present
Charles Sheeler found his subject in the architecture of industry. To him, America’s factories were the cathedrals of the modern age.
During the Depression, itinerant photographers hawked their services from town to town. All we know about this one is that he passed through Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1934. And that he was very good indeed.
A picture taken the day before President Roosevelt’s death has been hidden away in an artist’s file until now
A newly discovered record of a proud Southern society that few people ever thought existed
A set of turn-of-the-century glass-plate negatives bought at an auction prompted a New York photographer to set off for central Ohio to document architectural and social change
The Wyoming photographer Joseph Stimson proudly portrayed his region in the years when it was emerging from rude frontier beginnings
Artfully composed still-life photographs from a rare 1871 album transform brushes, sponges, and stationery supplies into symbols of a proud, industrial society
While the Wright Brothers experimented at Kitty Hawk, a photographer named William Jennings believed he and his friends were making aviation history
… 1885 that is, month by month
For sixty-five years this photographic company has been recording America from overhead
A recently discovered collection of glass-plate negatives offers a remarkable look at our grandparents
A portfolio of rare photographs recalls baseball’s rough-and-tumble vintage era
An all-but-forgotten San Francisco photographer has left us a grand and terrible record of the destruction and rebirth of an American city
George Eastman didn’t think the posters the movie companies supplied were good enough for his theater. So he commissioned a local artist to paint better ones.
What do you do if there’s no photographer around when Valentino meets Caruso in Heaven?
A collection of little-known early-twentieth-century photographs of St. Louis recalls the author’s unfashionably happy childhood