On May 1, 2016, the Empire State Building marks 85 years since it officially opened on May 1, 1931, with the press of a button by President Herbert Hoover in Washington, D.C to turn on the lights.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
In honor of National Dog Day on August 26, we feature photos of K-9 service dogs from the Associated Press photo archive that span from WWII to the Vietnam War.
John Muir, geologist, writer, and naturalist, was born today, April 21, in 1838. Muir, who co-founded the Sierra Club, is known for his activism which led to the further preservation of Yosemite and the establishment of Yosemite National Park.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born October 2, 1869. He was the primary leader of India’s independence movement.
This Monday marks the annual American holiday observed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the nonviolent activist and humanitarian leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
In honor of Halloween, we pulled together a special Archivist Update featuring classic moments spanning the years 1939-1982, including a multiple exposure made by Eddie Adams featuring his daughter Susan, a congregation of little E.T’.s attempting to “phone home” and children from New York’s Little Italy playing Halloween games.
There was no such thing as “point and shoot” during photography’s first century and a half. Until the mid-20th century, the photographer had to exert great physical effort, care, and time to obtain a single image.
In this addition of Archivist Update, we highlight an image depicting a college student wearing a gas mask as he “smells” a magnolia blossom in City Hall Park on Earth Day, April 22, 1970, in New York.