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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photograph, The Arnold and Doris Roland Wall of Pots, Arizona State Museum.

Can't get to Arizona? You can still see local Native American artifacts online. [...] »

The Duke of York, from Rare Pictures. . . , 1914, Wisconsin Historical Society

Search Wisconsin newspapers mainly from 1860 through 1940. [...] »

Photo, A soldier of the 198th Infantry Brigade's 5th..., The Vietnam Archive.

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Postcard, [. . . rural carrier. . . ], 1912, Smithsonian, Flickr Commons

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Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

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Photo, The Britt family happy and content on the farm, Lewis Hine, LoC

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Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

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photographic print, Quentin Roosevelt Planting a Tree, c1904, Edward S. Curtis,

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Photo, Cooper-Hewitt entrance, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Design embodies both artistic ingenuity and responses to everyday problems. [...] »

Photo, Jason Tully, a CDC laboratorian. . . , ID# 7294, 2004, James Gathany, CDC

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Photo, Crew members man-the-rails. . . , 2009, Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst, Navy

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