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Unpublished And Forgotten Photos from National Geographic Archives

  • A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939.
    Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
  • Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel kissing within a tetrahedral kite.
    Photograph courtesy Library of Congress
  • Children swim and play in oceanside pool, February 1955.
    Photograph by Franc & Jean Shor, National Geographic
  • Tuareg goatherds drink tea in their desert shelter at Hassi Izernene, August 1973.
    Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic
  • Dancing men brandish spears and palm-leaf shields in Fiji, November 1958.
    Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
  • A student works at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem, 1927.
    Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic
  • On assignment in Denmark, 1947.
    Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic
  • A grouper is examined by three kittens at Marineland in Florida, 1938.
    Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
  • A girl feeds her pet bear in Riggins, Idaho.
    Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic
  • Sledders clamber up a snowy hill in Central Park, December 1960.
    Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic
  • Subway train headed to the Plaza Italia Station in Buenos Aires, November 1939
    Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
  • Members of a Salonica youth organization reenact a Macedonian battle, December 1930.
    Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic
  • Bengal tigers crouch as animal trainer carries a 300-pound lion in Moscow, March 1966.
    Photograph by Dean Conger, National Geographic
  • Children cool off from summer heat outside a Connecticut firehouse, April 1935.
    Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
  • Peasant takes up collection for new church donning keg and cow horn in Austria, November 1932.
    Photograph by Hans Hildenbrand, National Geographic
  • Reading the news in France.
    Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic
  • A female worker helps insulate wires on a large generator in Czechoslovakia, February 1968.
    Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic
  • Pilgrims bathe in the Narmada’s 160-foot-tall Kadil Dhara waterfall in India, November 1988.
    Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic
  • Cars parked at a drive-in theater with a 53-foot wide screen in Alexandria, Virginia, December 1941.
    Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic
  • A portrait of a woman riding an ostrich in South Africa, August 1942.
    Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic

National Geographic has always published wonderful photographs, many of which became iconic. National Geographic Found has been created when someone decided to dust off National Geagraphic archives. The idea of National Geographic Found is to show the world never published photos. Check out some of them below.

More info: National Geographic Found

1. A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939.

A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939.

Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

2. Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel kissing within a tetrahedral kite, October 1903.

Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel kissing within a tetrahedral kite.

Photograph courtesy Library of Congress

3. Children swim and play in oceanside pool, February 1955.

Children swim and play in oceanside pool, February 1955.

Photograph by Franc & Jean Shor, National Geographic

4. Tuareg goatherds drink tea in their desert shelter at Hassi Izernene, August 1973.

Tuareg goatherds drink tea in their desert shelter at Hassi Izernene, August 1973.

Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic

5. Dancing men brandish spears and palm-leaf shields in Fiji, November 1958.

Dancing men brandish spears and palm-leaf shields in Fiji, November 1958.

Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

6. A student works at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem, 1927.

A student works at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem, 1927.

Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

7.  On assignment in Denmark, 1947.

 On assignment in Denmark, 1947.

Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

8. A grouper is examined by three kittens at Marineland in Florida, 1938.

A grouper is examined by three kittens at Marineland in Florida, 1938.

Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

9. A girl feeds her pet bear in Riggins, Idaho.

A girl feeds her pet bear in Riggins, Idaho.

Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

10. Sledders clamber up a snowy hill in Central Park, December 1960.

Sledders clamber up a snowy hill in Central Park, December 1960.

Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic

11. Subway train headed to the Plaza Italia Station in Buenos Aires, November 1939.

Subway train headed to the Plaza Italia Station in Buenos Aires, November 1939

Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

12. Members of a Salonica youth organization reenact a Macedonian battle, December 1930.

Members of a Salonica youth organization reenact a Macedonian battle, December 1930.

Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

13. Bengal tigers crouch as animal trainer carries a 300-pound lion in Moscow, March 1966.

Bengal tigers crouch as animal trainer carries a 300-pound lion in Moscow, March 1966.

Photograph by Dean Conger, National Geographic

14. Children cool off from summer heat outside a Connecticut firehouse, April 1935.

Children cool off from summer heat outside a Connecticut firehouse, April 1935.

Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

15. Peasant takes up collection for new church donning keg and cow horn in Austria, November 1932.

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Peasant takes up collection for new church donning keg and cow horn in Austria, November 1932.

Photograph by Hans Hildenbrand, National Geographic

16. Reading the news in France.

Reading the news in France.

Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

17. A female worker helps insulate wires on a large generator in Czechoslovakia, February 1968.

A female worker helps insulate wires on a large generator in Czechoslovakia, February 1968.

Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic

18. Pilgrims bathe in the Narmada’s 160-foot-tall Kadil Dhara waterfall in India, November 1988.

Pilgrims bathe in the Narmada’s 160-foot-tall Kadil Dhara waterfall in India, November 1988.

Photograph by James P. Blair, National Geographic

19. Cars parked at a drive-in theater with a 53-foot wide screen in Alexandria, Virginia, December 1941.

Cars parked at a drive-in theater with a 53-foot wide screen in Alexandria, Virginia, December 1941.

Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

20. A portrait of a woman riding an ostrich in South Africa, August 1942.

A portrait of a woman riding an ostrich in South Africa, August 1942.

Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic

Do you like these unpublished photos from National Geographic archives? Share them with your friends and check out 25 Rare Historical Photos You’ve Probably Never Seen Before.

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