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TR: The Story of Teddy Roosevelt
Digital History ID 4256

This website from PBS is a supplement to the show from the American experience in the series' ninth season. TR looks deep into the life of the man who embodied the confidence, exuberance of America at the turn of the century, revealing both the heroic and the tragic sides of Roosevelt's character: the boundless energy that drove him, the bleak emotions he worked so hard to suppress, and the inevitable clash between the two.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Digital History ID 4257

This site contains oral histories, photographs, political cartoons, and other primary source materials dealing with1911 factory fire.

The South Texas Border, 1900-1920
Digital History ID 4258

This website from the Library of Congress contains 8,000 photographs documenting the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the early 1900s.

Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century
Digital History ID 4259

This online exhibit includes images from the national Portrait Gallery and biographical commentary.

The Orphan Trains of Kansas
Digital History ID 4260

Newspaper accounts, personal stories, official documents, images, a time line, and a narrative history describe the stories of the more than 5000 children placed in Kansas homes between 1867 and 1930.

Digital History ID 4261

This website contains articles from the National Geographic magazine on the sinking of the Titanic and efforts to photograph the wreckage.

Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
Digital History ID 4262

The site includes the scripts of Yiddish and English plays, theater playbills and programs, motion pictures, sound recordings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and career of Harry Houdini.