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*The Kennedys with the Queen

Style icons: Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Mrs. Kennedy and the children meeting the Queen


Did you know the Little Black Dress by Givenchy that Audrey Hepburn wore in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" sold at auction for nearly One Million Dollars? Proceeds went to the City of Joy charity, which enabled its founder to buy bricks and cement to put the most destitute children in the world into schools. Audrey would have been proud.

F. Scott, Scottie and Zelda Fitzgerald - 1931 - Out boating

F. Scott, Zelda, and Scottie Fitzgerald in Paris, 1925

Zora Neale Hurston is best known for the novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God," and her collections of folklore. Learn more about her works with AMERICAN MASTERS (photo: Library of Congress)

Rosalie. Beautiful federal style Mansion overlooking the Mississippi River. Located on the Mississippi Bluff near the site of the Natchez Indians' massacre of the French at Fort Rosalie. Architecturally significant in that its design became the prototype for later mansions in Natchez and across the South. The design is cubical in nature with two-story columns supporting both a front portico and a rear full-width gallery.

Even though Ashland had been captured by the Union army, sugar was still produced by the estate. The sugarhouse and its machinery were left undamaged. The overseer maintained control of the plantation and its labor force throughout the war. During the last two years of the war, Ashland was rented, and then confiscated by the Freedmen's Bureau, a Federal agency formed to assist the freed slaves.

Jacqueline Kennedy wedding dress

Dorthea Lange

13 Photographs That Changed the World

Atlanta History Center blog shares historic photos of Atlanta and interesting facts about the city and Georgia.

Visit the AHC's Historypin page to see historic photos of Atlanta plotted on modern-day maps of the city!

In 1976, a bill signed by President Ford authorized the admission of women into military service academies. The US Naval Academy welcomed its first female midshipmen that July. (photo: United States Naval Academy)

LIFE archives: Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel at work.


Painting the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1953

The Beatles

"The Last Kiss" WWII.

JFK and JFK jr (Caroline.) 1962.

The Statue of Liberty flanked by the twin towers of the World Trade Center. December 5, 1983. Photo: Fred R. Conrad.

Audrey Hepburn aboard the S.S. Queen Mary leaving New York City, June 1957.

Sandra Day O'Connor * The First woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Atlanta Depot after it was destroyed by Union forces on November 14, 1864.

Preparing Atlanta’s Loew’s Grand Theater for the December 15, 1939 premiere of Gone With the Wind.