Picturing Modern America 1880-1920
Historical Thinking tools for Middle and High School Students
Image Detective

Image Detective

Build your skill at 'reading' photos as you look for clues on these topics:

The City
Woman & Suffrage
The West
Children’s Lives
Leisure & Amusement
Progressive Reform
World War I

Historical Conversations

Interact with visual sources as you think carefully about these topics:

Modern Women
Picturing Prairie Life

New in 1900

See if you can identify the technologies, inventions and social customs that were New in 1900

Social Change

Picturing Social Change

Explore Child Labor and Indian Life through the eyes of two influential photographers.

How do YOU see history?

Build your own historical exhibition with photographs, documents, and text that
you type in yourself.

Featuring primary documents from the Library of Congress' American Memory archives

Teachers: What is this site?

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