55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

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The National Geographic’s Found archive Established in 2013 to celebrate 125 years of NatGeo provide the rare and the unpublished photos from the history of the magazine.

55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives:

55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Children read a Sylvan Drew Circus billboard, 1931. Photograph by Jacob J. Gayer, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A man stands dwarfed under the Ape-Ape leaves of Puohokamoa Gulch in Maui, Hawaii, 1924. Photograph by Gilbert H. Grosvenor, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Tourists pedal rafts past swimmers at an oceanside resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1951. Photograph by Justin Locke, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

People climb on Bloody Bridge—which was built by penal colony prisoners—on Norfolk Island in Australia, 1960. Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Arizona cowboys play sports to pass the time in Phoenix, 1955. Photograph courtesy Black Star, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Two dancers in costume stand between the columns of Poseidon’s Temple, Greece, 1930. Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A man examines the teeth of a 10-month-old Alaskan Malamute puppy near the South Pole, 1957. Photograph by David Boyer, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A view of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Russia, shot through a store window. Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A man herds sheep with the help of his collies in Scotland, 1919. Photograph by William Reed, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

An Egyptian belly dancer performs for tourists in a nightclub in Cairo, 1972. Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Pope John Paul II carries Holy Communion before Mass on Holy Thursday in Rome, 1985. Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A demonstration shows how a metal aircraft sheds lightning, 1950. Photograph by U.S. Air Force


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Riders cross park land created by landfill that was dumped into Jamaica Bay, New York, 1979. Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A woodman notches a felled tree’s trunk for sectioning in Western Australia, 1962. Photograph by Robert B. Goodman, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A child sitting on a Hereford bull near Pleasanton, California, 1926. Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Men blast granite to build tunnels for a hydroelectric project in Australia, 1963. Photograph by Robert B. Goodman, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Four entwined cobras, 1970. Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

People sunbathe beside a swimming pool in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1941. Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

The wind sculpts the dunes of the Sahara Desert in the Erg Bourarhet, Algeria, 1973. Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A Thai woman poses in a Panung, the national costume, 1907. Photograph by Eliza R. Scidmore, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Surfers overpopulate the waves off of Bondi Beach in Australia, 1963. Photograph by Robert B. Goodman, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Women in bright dress walk by a fountain with the Taj Mahal in the background, 1959. Photograph by Melville B. Grosvenor, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A man burns prickly pear to feed cattle during a drought in Texas. Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A couple watches a waiter prepare a flaming fruit dessert in New Zealand, 1962. Photograph by Robert B. Goodman, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

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The first successful aerial color photograph—which depicted the Statue of Liberty—used the Finlay process, 1931. Photograph by Melville B. Grosvenor, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Woman adorned like a Chinese goddess poses in a garden in California, 1915. Photograph by Franklin Price Knott, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Flamingos standing and feeding in a pool near salt beds, Netherlands Antilles. Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Princess Grace Kelly in Monaco, 1962. Photograph by Gilbert M. Grosvenor, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

The huge Gate of Heavenly Peace, the main entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, looms in the dusty early morning haze which partially obscures the sun. This view, taken from Tiananmen Square, shows the tiny figures of people walking along the main thoroughfare leading to the gate, 1978. Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

With claws bared, a kitten attacks its own mirrored reflection, 1964. Photograph by Walter Chandoha, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A child sits among the produce from a Florida citrus grove, 1930. Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Women carry baskets on their heads while children play in Kotaka, Mali, 1991.Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Boys dressed up in school uniforms pose with king penguins at the London Zoo, 1953. Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart and David S. Boyer, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Astronaut Bruce McCandless II floats a few meters away from Space Shuttle Challenger during the historic first use of a nitrogen-propelled manned maneuvering unit in 1984.Photograph by NASA


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A girl sits by a lake with snow-capped mountains in the background, California, 1929. Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

An Alexander Graham Bell associate holds a multicelled kite, 1903.No Credit Given


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Wealthy Muslims examine the wedding finery of a bride in Dacca, Bangladesh, 1972. Photograph by Dick Durrance II, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A balloon from Anchorage, Alaska, flies over Cook Inlet, 1986. Photograph by Chris Johns, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Dozens of visitors frolic in the water as seen through a palm frond in Acapulco, Mexico, 1964.Photograph by Thomas Nebbia, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Locals relax by the tulip fields along the canal in Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1931.Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Elsie Bell Grosvenor stares straight at the camera in this portrait taken in 1901, possibly when she was pregnant with Melville B. Grosvenor. She is wearing a hat decorated with a huge ostrich feather.Photograph by Gilbert H. Grosvenor, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Ndebele chief Mtonzima Gwebu wears traditional dress in his modern home in Zimbabwe, 1975.Photograph by Thomas Nebbia, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A twilight view of Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in Zambia, 1996.Photograph by Chris Johns, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Young lovers embrace beside the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, 1960.Photograph by Thomas Nebbia, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Coconut palms along the Mayagüez lagoons in Puerto Rico, 1924.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Ballet dancers appear in a love scene from Phedre by Jean Cocteau in Paris, 1952.Photograph by Justin Locke, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Two women on a shopping trip walk across a street in Havana, Cuba, 1947.Photograph by Melville B. Grosvenor, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A white fallow stag stands in a forest in Switzerland, 1973.Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

A group picnics on a field in Thessaloniki, Greece that was once a malaria-ridden swamp, 1940.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

Candles mark a procession leaving Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Quebec, 1971.Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic Creative


55+ Unpublished Photos from National Geographic Archives

The Britannic, a massive British steamer and sister ship to the Titanic, launches from Belfast Harbor in 1914. The Britannic sank two years later after encountering a German mine field in the Meditteranean sea. No Credit Given.





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