In celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic has utilized the social media site, Tumblr, to showcase rare, and often never-before-seen images from its extensive vaults. Compiled by veteran photo archivist William Bonner, FOUND spans from the seemingly mundane, to pivotal moments in the world’s history. Below is a glimpse of the archive, which features a daily addition throughout the year.
Bruges, Belgium, May 1955.
Bobbing for apples in Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1939. Third one from the left is a clear Alfred E. Neuman doppelganger.
The limestone cliffs in the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, September 1934.
Attempting to catch a glimpse of the Queen. London, June 1966.
Quintessential ’50s family. Coral Gables, Florida, November 1960.
Giraffes in Africa, May 1910.
Drinking from a NYC fountain, July 1948.
Summer in Cape Town, South Africa, August 1953.