Today, you lucky people, I’m going to share with you one of my very favourite places on the internet. The National Geographic Found Tumblr. If you don’t already follow it, you are in for a treat.
FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of their 125th anniversary, they’re showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public. It’s updated very regularly, the images are of an unbelievable standard and breadth, and every time I go there, they blow me away. Pure photo-porn. Here are a few examples to whet your appetite…
1 – A metal-mesh glove protected a photographer’s hand while he changed flashbulbs during a shoot in Mexico’s Yucatan, 1959. PHOTOGRAPH BY LUIS MARDEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
2 – A view of walkers on the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge, June 1930. PHOTOGRAPH BY C. P. CUSHING, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
3 – The balloon Explorer II is launched in 1935 in South Dakota. PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD HEWITT STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
4 – Westinghouse demonstrates an electric razor using x-ray technology, May 1941. PHOTOGRAPH BY WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP.
5 – In the light of early morning, the Vimy circles the pyramids at Giza on a dawn tour, May 1995. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES L. STANFIELD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
6 – Marine infantry in Taiwan practice using flame throwers in a simulated battle, January 1969. PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANK AND HELEN SCHREIDER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
7 – A raft rests peacefully on Switzerland’s Lake Thun, September 1985. PHOTOGRAPH BY JODI COBB, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC