Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Vintage National Geographic

This morning I was looking for a mindless distraction in between copywriting projects and took a dive into a Tumblr pool of photos dedicated to Vintage National Geographic. Some of

them offer a humorous take on the world, others look like they could today, but mostly I just enjoyed them for some escapism. Maybe you will too.

Giant sponge off Roatan Island in the Carribean, March 1977

La Jolla's cliffs in San Diego, January 1942 

Boot shaped pool in Texas, April 1980

Marshall Islands, September 1945

Diver with a baby porpoise at Marineland in Florida, July 1947

Aurora borealis in Troy, New York, October 1990 

Cabin on porcupine creek, Alaska, February 1994 

Snowflake, an albino gorilla, March 1967 

Hula dancer in Tahiti, January 1949 

Brown bear cubs in Alaska, September 1975 

Cluster of observatories atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano, June 1983 

Heads of State stand neck and neck with other famous and infamous figures
from Madame Tussaud’s wax exhibition in London, October 1979 

Abandoned house keeps company with dairy cattle in Penobscot County, Maine, June 1977 

Viennese and their guests gather in the Great Gallery, showroom of Schönbrunn, June 1968 

Ioanninan shoemaker making slippers in Athens, March 1940 

Flooded and abandoned Russian Orthodox chapel in Russi, June 1994 

Members of the San Diego Ballet rehearse The Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker, July 1969 

New Guinean warriors pound drums, July 1969 

Maori grandmother and granddaughter near Reporua in New Zealand, October 1994 

Wild horses are rounded up at Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon, April 1979 

Greenland tots, December 1973 


Meadow in the Crest of Tirsuli, Himalayas, August 1952 

Indian outside the Basilica of Zapopan, Mexico, March 1967

Dive into the Vintage National Geographic Tumblr feed here.

Pssst! Three more amazing Tumblrs: My Parents Were Awesome and Awesome People Reading


  1. Awesome images, thanks for sharing them!

    1. I found it hard to stop adding to the list!

  2. Loving the boot shaped pool in Texas.

  3. This post epitomises why I love your blog so much. Last comment or you will get sick of me as I work backwards through your posts, XX

  4. I thought I'd replied to this! I think your comment is the nicest I've ever received. You make me compelled to keep on blogging! xxx

  5. Never enough time for my "National Geographic" collection. Some I've gifted to the library, other's I've clipped out some fabulous pieces and sold/selling in one of my Etsy shops...the other ones, I love and keep then home with me. Quite a plethora of knowledge. And like you have noted here...I too agree>>>>>the photos have captured our world with such intrigue.!!
    ~Cooks Falls Lodge~