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How Yellowstone Became the World’s First National Park

It's always been crowded, but there's a reason for that

LIFE With Hillary: Portraits of a Wellesley Grad, 1969

The Bitter Story of One of the Korean War’s Last American Deaths

These Might Be the Smartest Animals in the World

When American Children Donned Castro Beards for Playtime


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See Photos of Machu Picchu Before It Became a Major Tourist Attraction

In 1945, the Incan ruins were still pristine and peaceful, not yet threatened by throngs of eager tourists

How a Teenager Sentenced to Life in Prison Became the Involuntary Face of Reform

How to Vacation Like a Rockefeller

W. Eugene Smith's Landmark Portrait: 'Country Doctor'

W. Eugene Smith’s Landmark Photo Essay, ‘Nurse Midwife’