Thursday, July 19, 2012

National Geographic

I recently stumbled across an amazing tumblr of National Geographic scans from the late 50's to the early 70's. The beautiful grainy pictures with their warm light and saturated colours seem to represent a life so pure and unaffected. First published in 1888, National Geographic was a window to the world in a time when travel was only possible for those who could afford it and many cultures still remained mysterious and exciting discoveries.
Kraho boy of Brasil with armadillos, March, 1959
Brilliant chandeliers light an underground palace in Moscow’s subway, December, 1959
Goats in the Olympic Highlands, America, February 1974
Nakoda rider at Cascade Mountain, Wisconsin, 1960
Prince of Bhutan and his bride, 1952
Oranges traveling by horse cart from a cooperative orchard to El Asnam, Algeria. August, 1973

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