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A Fortune in Gold (Dust)

Mug shot of George Adams reproduced in a newspaper

Seattle assayer George Adams skimmed a fortune of gold dust off Klondike miners' takings. The story of his capture and trial is told in Secret Service and federal court records. More

The Reel Story of the Great War

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Ritchie of the 90th Division operates his motion picture camera in Bernkastel, Prussia, Germany, on February 1, 1919.

Explore the rich motion picture holdings in the National Archives documenting America's involvement in World War I. More

“Written by Walt Whitman, a friend”

Detail of Walt Whitman's signature on a letter

An ailing Civil War soldier's letter found in a pension file was actually penned by Walt Whitman. More

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