How did the popular media document the people and activities of the homefront and the battlefront?
What can old maps teach us about world history? What sorts of evidence do they offer, and is displaying evidence the main purpose of these maps, or can they do other things?
How does studying visual culture help us to understand history better?
How did the creators of the Century of Progress illustrate and enact the fair's theme of progress?
What groups, organizations, and individuals influenced the arts in Chicago in the early twentieth century?
How did U.S. and American Indian artists portray Indian peoples of the West in the late nineteenth century? What relationships exist between representations of American Indians in art and the histories of U.S. settlement?
How did images shape the meaning of the war for people at home and the meaning of the home during wartime?
How has the West been imagined as both America’s manifest destiny and a wild frontier? In what ways do American Indian art and literature challenge these popular narratives of the West?
What are the connections between the exploration of the North and South Poles and their visual representation?