Photo History Timeline

Helena Bonham Carter at home, 1980's.

Paratroopers of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division during training with watermelons in Tunisia before the Allied invasion of Sicily, 1943. (Original color photo by Robert Capa)

An American soldier, Vietnam 1965

A photograph of a Filipino-American family taken more than a decade after the US colonization of the islands. The photo dates back to 1912.

October 1862, President Lincoln meets with Union generals after the battle of Antietam.

A little girl is sitting on the roof of a surviving building in Warsaw, overlooking all that remains of the Jewish Ghetto. The cars in the background are from the US Embassy - they brought ex-US President Herbert Hoover to this location in 1946.

High school teacher John T. Scopes is brought to trial in Dayton, Tennessee for teaching the theory of evolution, which was prohibited under state law. July 10, 1925

Actor Tracy Reed on the set of “Dr. Strangelove,”

Maori chief Tomika Te Mutu, between 1860 and 1879.

German soldier celebrating easter and holding snow easter egg, Eastern front, c. 1917.

Weapons and ammunition found in Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's car after their death, 1934

Antiwar demonstrators protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Shirtless protester Frank C. Plada later died while serving the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Photo by Perry Riddle.

British infantryman in 1941 with a long WWI-style bayonet affixed to his rifle

An undercover police officer on duty. New York, Brooklyn, 1 July 1969.