National Geographic’s Vintage Photography Tumblr – Found

June 25th, 2013 | Space

National Geographic's Vintage Photography Tumblr - Space Suit testing

Early NASA Testing

National Geographic's Vintage Photography Tumblr - Macao Harbor 1931

Macao Harbor – 1931

Paratrooper Training 1962

Paratrooper Training – 1962

Soviet Children soak in the rays 1977

Soviet Children soak in the rays for Vitamin D – 1977


Ganges River, India – 1923

Unsheathed Rocket - New Mexico 1940

Unsheathed Rocket – New Mexico 1940

Charging Rhinoceros - 1910

Rhinoceros charges the photographer – 1910


Race cars roar around the track at the Iowa State Fair -1938

I recently stumbled across a vintage photography treasure trove — the National Geographic Found Tumblr.  If you are a fan of photography at all, you must take a look at some of the collection gathered at the site. It’s a true time capsule.

The Tumblr was launched back in March to celebrate National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, but it feels like the magazine just needed a venue to share some of the fascinating images its collected over the years.  National Geographic curator William Bonner is the man in charge of picking the best photos to be shared with the public, and he’s found some gems.

“Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public,” the publication explains on its Tumblr. “We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location.” via The Verge

Wow, I just spent an hour smiling my way through this collection…


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