A selection of unpublished and forgotten photographs from the National Geographic archives have just been released to the public, offering an amazing never-before-seen glimpse into the twentieth century.
#1. A woman shops for a fur coat in New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman while her pug, Miss Puffet, sits on the chaise, 1964.
#2. A young Kenyan woman poses with her pet in Mombassa, 1909.
#3. Girls pick bunches of American Lotus in Iowa, US, 1938.
#4. A welder works on individual cowls for ships in California, 1942.
#5. A hippopotamus and his mate line up at the tank’s edge for feeding time, 1957.
#6. A Native American sends smoke signals in Montana, 1909.
#7. A kitten navigates a giant floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.
#8. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, and his wife Mabel hold hands in Nova Scotia, 1898.
#9. Cleveland’s Union Station dwarfs a New York Central Mercury train, 1936.
#10. The first successful aerial color photograph, using the Finlay process, depicts the Statue of Liberty.
#11. A woman dressed like a Chinese goddess poses in a California garden, 1915.
#12. Actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly in Monaco, 1962.
#13. Schoolboys pose beside king penguins at London Zoo, UK, 1953.
#14. A girl relaxes by a lake in California, 1929.
#15. A mapico dancer in costume, personifying evil, in Mozambique, 1964.
#16. Women send off a friend with a dance in Mali, 1966.
#17. Two women feed a vibrant macaw while visiting a city garden in Brazil, 1955.
#18. Two women standing by an aircraft propeller, 1940.
#19. Gamblers from around the world play roulette in a Swaziland casino, 1969.
#20. Beauty scars pattern a Nuba woman’s back in Sudan, 1966.
#21. Pedestrians shelter from the rain in Osaka, Japan, 1970.
#22. A sailor gets a tattoo in Virginia.
#23. A dummy in a basement used for atomic bomb testing in Nevada, 1953.
#24. A pure white fallow stag in a forest in Switzerland, 1973.
#25. The Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic, leaves Belfast harbor in 1914, two years before she sank in a German minefield.
#26. A man stands beneath the enormous Ape-Ape leaves of Puohokamoa Gulch in Hawaii, 1924.
#27. A man examines the teeth of his 10-month-old Alaskan Malamute puppy near the South Pole, 1957.
#28. A lumberjack notches a felled tree trunk for sectioning in western Australia, 1962.
#29. Sunbathers enjoy a swimming pool in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1941.
#30. Lovers embrace beside the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, 1960.
#31. Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard, the first explorers to descend to the deepest part of the ocean, in the bathyscaphe Triest, 1960.
#32. Operators work the latest technology at Eastern Airlines reservations center in Miami, 1970.
#33. The Agawam prepares to launch from the Submarine Boat Corporation dry dock in New Jersey, 1918.
#34. A Thai woman poses in Panung, the national costume, in 1907.
#35. Greek people picnic on a field in Thessaloniki that used to be a malaria-ridden swamp.
#36. Motorists pass and tourists stop to admire the views in Trieste, Italy, 1956.
#37. The wreck of a Zeppelin in Mison, France, 1918.
You can see more from the archives at the website.