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Powerful photographs from the past — exploring monumental moments throughout our shared history.

astronaut with white background
Astronaut is lifted out of his landing craft over the water
the Statue of Liberty under construction
grayscale photo of cars parked near building in Staten Island
house on rock formation
President Andrew Jackson
soldier walking on wooden pathway surrounded with barbwire selective focus photography
people standing near cars during daytime
grayscale photo of double decker bus on road
grayscale photography of woman stetching
Frances Benjamin Johnston, posed with bicycle
Col. Sherrell, Supt. of Public Buildings and Grounds measuring swimsuits
grayscale photo of fighter plane
Mount Rushmore
black crt tv turned on showing man in blue and white stripe shirt
During the March on Washington a crowd stretches from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument
grayscale photography of children near outdoor
man standing on lectern surrounded by people
President George Bush
grayscale photo of man in black jacket and pants riding on jet plane
yellow and black no smoking sign
A crowd of demonstrators march during the Civil Rights March on Washington
grayscale photography of two women walking near building
man in gray suit jacket in front of microphone with stand
President Rutherford B. Hayes
brown concrete building near green trees under blue sky during daytime
brown houses under blue sky]