National Geographic Found

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  1. danimal

    danimal Mu-43 Supporter

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    I stumbled on this blog from National Geographic where they're posting photos from their 125 year history.

    http://natgeofound.tumblr.com

    From the About page:

    There are some pretty fantastic photos.
     
  2. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Thanks for the link. Definitely some great shots.
     
  3. PatrickVA

    PatrickVA Mu-43 Veteran

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    I love this tumblr. They post a photo or two every weekday. My only complaint is the descriptions are sometimes vague... I want to know more!
     
  4. usayit

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    Some of them , absolutely powerful.. others give such a vivid view of a time lost.. all of them show wonderful talent that NatGeo commanded. My favorites are the ones that show a simple view of daily life.... Example, Girl with grapes in Germany. The ladies drinking at the drinking fountain... Scottish gamekeeper...

    Thanks for pointing me to them. When I was kid, I spent so much time wondering about the future. I was absolutely intrigued by the sudden rush of technology (hence being a software developer) and I also hated History classes. Now I spend a lot of time, wondering about the simply daily lives of peoples' past and study History like its a never ending story.


    PS> There are a few that have that distinct look of Kodachrome. Going to really miss seeing those prints... in the modern world.


    Also... I started google searches against the photographers. Many lived interesting lives.
     
  5. Serhan

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    Excellent shots, history telling at best!
     
  6. bipinsnair

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    Thanks for the link.. it is so great to see the old shots..love them
     
  7. danimal

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    The about page also mentions that sometimes they don’t have dates or details and is asking for anyone that does to contact them. That's a bummer.
     
  8. danimal

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    Indeed. The feel of film and Kodachrome specifically really hit me while going through them.


    Awesome idea. I’ll keep that for when I need something to do. :)
     
  9. usayit

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    The first one that caught my eye was the Geisha girl 1927. Seems so early for color. So early that I first thought that it was a hand colored piece.

    So I looked up the photographer...

    "Franklin Price Knott was a trailblazing photographer — one of the first to have his color images appear in National Geographic magazine. "
     
  10. thaiusmle

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