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The birthplace of jazz

How New Orleans became the breeding ground for a uniquely American art form.
Read more… 24 February 2012


New Orleans’ cities of the dead

From architecture to voodoo legends, these burial grounds offer a unique look at the darker side of the Big Easy.
24 February 2012


Vintage Niagara Falls in winter

For generations, visitors have flocked to the border between the US and Canada to see the natural wonder of Niagara Falls. Explore the icy beauty as they looked in the early 1900s.
17 February 2012


The early days of the New York City subway

Take a ride through the history of New York City’s subway system, which remains a staple of daily life since it started in 1904.
04 November 2011


Building the Golden Gate Bridge

The creation of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937, marked the beginning of an architectural wonder and major American icon.
21 October 2011


The Passport blog

The writing’s on the war

American Civil War graffiti is discovered in a house in Virginia.
Read more… 17 October 2011


New York City's classic hotel bars

Posh watering holes offering a brief respite from the sometimes humdrum reality of day-to-day life.
Read more… 04 October 2011


Atlantic City’s fading boardwalk empire

The heyday of New Jersey’s famous resort town has passed, but traces of it can still be found.
Read more… 23 September 2011


Atlantic City in its prime

The New Jersey city infamously run by bootleggers in the 1920s was also a lively beach town, home to the first Miss America Pageant and inspiration for the game Monopoly.
23 September 2011


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