Here Are Some Of The Coolest National Geographic Photos That Were Never Published

Here’s a selection of photos from the archives of NatGeo that were unpublished or simply forgotten. So, the project ‘Found’ was launched in order to “bring the pictures back to life by sharing them to new audiences.”

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A white fallow stag stands in a forest in Switzerland, 1973. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES P. BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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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.

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Men stand beside a volcano’s crater eighteen months after an eruption on Tristan da Cunha Island, 1964. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES P. BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A man stands dwarfed under the Ape-Ape leaves of Puohokamoa Gulch in Maui, Hawaii, 1924. PHOTOGRAPH BY GILBERT H. GROSVENOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Tourists pedal rafts past swimmers at an oceanside resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1951. PHOTOGRAPH BY JUSTIN LOCKE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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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

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A woodman notches a felled tree’s trunk for sectioning in Western Australia, 1962. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT B. GOODMAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A child sitting on a Hereford bull near Pleasanton, California, 1926. PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLES MARTIN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A passageway in Algeria. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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People sunbathe beside a swimming pool in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1941. PHOTOGRAPH BY J. BAYLOR ROBERTS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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The wind sculpts the dunes of the Sahara Desert in the Erg Bourarhet, Algeria, 1973. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A Thai woman poses in a Panung, the national costume, 1907. PHOTOGRAPH BY ELIZA R. SCIDMORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Surfers overpopulate the waves off of Bondi Beach in Australia, 1963. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT B. GOODMAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Women in bright dress walk by a fountain with the Taj Mahal in the background, 1959. PHOTOGRAPH BY MELVILLE B. GROSVENOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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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

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Woman adorned like a Chinese goddess poses in a garden in California, 1915. PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANKLIN PRICE KNOTT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Flamingos standing and feeding in a pool near salt beds, Netherlands Antilles. PHOTOGRAPH BY VOLKMAR K. WENTZEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Princess Grace Kelly in Monaco, 1962. PHOTOGRAPH BY GILBERT M. GROSVENOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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With claws bared, a kitten attacks its own mirrored reflection, 1964. PHOTOGRAPH BY WALTER CHANDOHA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A rainbow arches over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. PHOTOGRAPH BY VOLKMAR WENTZEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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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

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A girl sits by a lake with snow-capped mountains in the background, California, 1929. PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLES MARTIN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Dozens of visitors frolic in the water as seen through a palm frond in Acapulco, Mexico, 1964. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS NEBBIA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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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

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A twilight view of Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in Zambia, 1996. PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRIS JOHNS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A woman gazes at lions in the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. in 1931. These lions were brought to the U.S. from Africa by Theodore Roosevelt. PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLES MARTIN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Young lovers embrace beside the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, 1960. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS NEBBIA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Coconut palms along the Mayagüez lagoons in Puerto Rico, 1924. PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLES MARTIN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Two women on a shopping trip walk across a street in Havana, Cuba, 1947. PHOTOGRAPH BY MELVILLE B. GROSVENOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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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

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Personifying evil, a costumed mapico dancer in Mozambique hides from spectators, 1964. PHOTOGRAPH BY VOLKMAR K. WENTZEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Women dance to send off a friend on an airplane trip in Mopti, Mali, 1966. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES P. BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Two women give food to a red and green macaw in a city garden in Brazil, 1944. PHOTOGRAPH BY W. ROBERT MOORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A sled dog, tied to a whale rib, howls under the midnight sun in Alaska, 1969. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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The Statue of Liberty hails dawn over New York Harbor in 1978. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID ALAN HARVEY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A solitary fisherman’s home keeps watch on quiet Placentia Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, 1974. PHOTOGRAPH BY SAM ABELL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940. PHOTOGRAPH BY LUIS MARDEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Visitors of diverse nationalities crowd a casino roulette table in Swaziland, 1969. PHOTOGRAPH BY VOLKMAR K. WENTZEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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The first explorers to descend to the deepest part of the ocean were Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard in the bathyscaphe Trieste, January 23, 1960. 52 years later, James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER journeyed to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, nearly 7 miles below sea level. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY U.S NAVY

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Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy, 1956. PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, June 1909. PHOTOGRAPH BY DR. JOSEPH K. DIXON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A boy sells lemonade from his front yard stand on Main Street in Aspen, Colorado, 1973. PHOTOGRAPH BY DICK DURRANCE II, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935. PHOTOGRAPH BY ALFRED T. PALMER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Palm trees and a photographer cast shadows on the ocean’s surface near Tahiti Island, Polynesia, May 1996. PHOTOGRAPH BY JODI COBB, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Women sit in a modern chic boutique in Casablanca, 1971. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A British airman gives a signal to another friendly aircraft, 1918. PHOTOGRAPH BY CENTRAL NEWS PHOTO SERVICE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Children play in pool they have dug out of the sand on the beach in Le Havre, France, 1936. PHOTOGRAPH BY W. ROBERT MOORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Victoria Falls in Zambia. PHOTOGRAPH BY WALTER MEAYERS EDWARDS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Welts, scars of beauty, pattern the entire back of a Nuba woman in Sudan, 1966. PHOTOGRAPH BY HORST LUZ, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A women’s water ski team lifts skis while being towed at 23 mph on Darts Lake in New York, 1956. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT SISSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Pedestrians walk on bustling Dotombori Street in Osaka, Japan, March 1970. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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St. Lawrence River, Canada, 1974. PHOTOGRAPH BY SAM ABELL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Women bask in the sun beside oil pumps, Padre Island, Texas. April 1980. PHOTOGRAPH BY GORDON GAHAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A young girl plays in a replica of a lunar-module in Toronto, Canada, August 1975. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT MADDEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Sundown silhouettes a sugar harvester descending a toddy palm tree in Cambodia, October 1964. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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A cruise ship and other boats passing beneath a bridge, 1968. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES P. BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

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Operators man computers at Eastern Airlines’ reservations center in Miami, November 1970. Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic Creative

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Visitors stroll in a clear tunnel beneath a pond of waterlilies in St. Louis, 1965. PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUCE DALE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Sunbathers run for cover from a summer rain shower in Rio de Janiero, September 1962. PHOTOGRAPH BY WINFIELD PARKS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Friends eat watermelon outside a beach cottage on a summer afternoon on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, 1955. PHOTOGRAPH BY J. BAYLOR ROBERTS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A wrecked Zeppelin sits ashore in Mison, France, 1918. PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL THOMPSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A well-worn stairway leads to a house on Oahu’s North Shore, November 1979. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT MADDEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Embracing the fjord, a dusk-dimmed Bergen laps against mountain walls, Norway, 1971. PHOTOGRAPH BY GEORGE F. MOBLEY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938. PHOTOGRAPH BY J. BAYLOR ROBERTS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Roaring out of Auyan-Tepui’s wall, a waterfall plummets over 3,000 feet in Venezuela, March 1963. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A welder works on cowls for liberty ships in California, 1942. PHOTOGRAPH BY ACME NEWS PICTURES, INC.

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A motorboat carries tourists to fishing grounds off Tahiti, July 1962. PHOTOGRAPH BY LUIS MARDEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Bikes park near an arched stone bridge above bathers enjoying the water on Arran Island, Scotland, July 1965. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT SISSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel hold hands at the water’s edge in Nova Scotia in 1898. BELL COLLECTION

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Steam pours over the streets of Broadway’s Time Square, November 1987. PHOTOGRAPH BY JODI COBB, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A sailor gets a tattoo on his arm in Virginia. PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL L. PRYOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A shielded dummy in a basement for atomic bomb testing in Nevada, March 1953. PHOTOGRAPH BY VOLKMAR WENTZEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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The Agawam prepares to launch from the Submarine Boat Corporation dry dock in Newark, New Jersey, September 1918. PHOTOGRAPH BY M. ROSENFELD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A wealthy group of young people relax by a pool in California, 1940. PHOTOGRAPH BY J. BAYLOR ROBERTS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Happy hikers pass in front of Table Mountain in Washington, April 1960. PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Water from the Dez River in Iran is used for irrigating once-parched land, January 1968. PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANK AND HELEN SCHREIDER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Children of coal miners play near a fire-prone wooden house in Siberia, September 1988. PHOTOGRAPH BY STEVE RAYMER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Two young girls enjoy the sun relaxing in their suits and wraps in England, September 1929. PHOTOGRAPH BY BERNARD WAKEMAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A flock of birds fly up from an enclosed courtyard in Old Havana, December 1987. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES L. STANFIELD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A woman shops for a fur coat at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Her Chinese pug, Miss Puffet, sits on a nearby chaise. December 1964. This is a previously unpublished image. PHOTOGRAPH BY ALBERT MOLDVAY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHI

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A gondola from Sugarbush Resort takes skiers to the top of a peak in Vermont, August 1967. PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Siberian tiger cub in a child’s play-pen, which is being used as a bed, Arkansas, November 1997. PHOTOGRAPH BY NICK NICHOLS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Interstate highways 90 and 94 meet at the Halsted Street Interchange in Chicago, February 1968. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES K. W. ATHERTON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A farmer buring the hoof of a horse before shoeing it in Scotland, May 1921. PHOTOGRAPH BY WILLIAM REID, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Skiers relax by a fire at a Stowe dormitory in Vermont, August 1967. PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A young Kenyan woman holds her pet deer in Mombassa, March 1909. PHOTOGRAPH BY UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD

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A man and his dog on the Overhanging Rock in Yosemite National Park, May 1924. PHOTOGRAPH BY EDUCATIONAL-BRUCE PHOTOGRAPH

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A group of people gather round and watch a snake charmer at work in India, 1923. PHOTOGRAPH BY HANS HILDENBRAND, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Thermal springs warm winter bathers in British Columbia, 1966. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES L. STANFIELD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A hippopotamus and his mate line up at tank’s edge at feeding time, March 1957. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT F. SISSON AND DONALD MCBAIN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Children hold an Indian python in a London zoo, June 1953. PHOTOGRAPH BY B. A. STEWART AND DAVID S. BOYER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Thunderstorms cause whips of lightning over the plains in New Mexico, November 1989. PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUCE DALE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A combination sand and rain storm batters a lone automobile in Kuwait, May 1969. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID CUPP, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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American bison charge through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park, November 1967. PHOTOGRAPH BY WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A woman in a yellow dress uses an umbrella to keep dry in Saint Louis, Missouri, November 1965. PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUCE DALE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Pedestrians in Montreal seek shelter from the weather in underground arcades, May 1967. PHOTOGRAPH BY WINFIELD PARKS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Portrait of an Ojibway, or Chippewa Indian girl in 1907. PHOTOGRAPH BY ROLAND W. REED, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A New York Central Mercury train is dwarfed by Cleveland’s Union Station, November 1936. PHOTOGRAPH BY J. BAYLOR ROBERTS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A little boy is dwarfed by a supersized cabbage in Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1959. PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A mysterious, unpublished shot from California in the 1930’s. Learn how this photograph was discovered on Proof. PHOTOGRAPH BY CLIFTON R. ADAMS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A railway encircles thirty-five blocks of shops, offices, and hotels in Chicago, June 1967. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES L. STANFIELD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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