This 1895 map of New York City was created by socialist activist Walter Vrooman, who hoped that by showing the "concrete socialism" of every street, park, school, public building, and public dock in red (and allowing private enterprises to recede into the white background), he might persuade readers that the rest of the map should be socialist as well.
From the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/Boston Public Library
A young girl jumps rope on the sidewalk next to her family’s belongings after they received a court order of eviction that was carried out by McLennan County deputy constables in Waco, Texas. Families like hers are the kind of clients badly in need of legal representation—and most often unlikely to receive it.
<p class="caption">A contemporary rendering of the Springfield arsenal attack during Shays’s Rebellion—a shaping event for the Founders</p>
<p class="credit">Image from Bridgeman Images</p>