Mary Winsor, founder and president of the Limited Suffrage Society, holds a sign during the American suffrage movement; ca. 1917.

Snow birds have a picnic on the beach near Sarasota, Florida. January 1941.

General Robert E. Lee, a week after his surrender (which effectively ended the Civil War). April 16, 1865.

College students “stuff” a Volkswagen Beetle, c. 1965. United States.

Lou Gehrig. July 4, 1939. 

Two years after this photo was taken, Lou Gehrig would pass away due to ALS. This photo was taken moments after gaving his famous farewell speech, saying, “I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an an awful lot to live for. Thank you.”

Buses leave Washington D.C. after the March On Washington, August 28, 1963. 

This piece was done as a contribution to NPR, covering the 50th anniversary of this event, a major milestone in the Civil Rights Movement.

The All-American. Late 1950s or early 1960s. 

Drought-stricken farmer and family, August 1939.

American family. Approximately 1950.

The view from New Jersey: A man peers across the Hudson River into Manhattan from his perch on the George Washington Bridge on December 22, 1936