|* girl wearing a novelty braided Texas straw hat, October 1939 / photo by Luis Marden|
* London motorcycle club members, June 1966 / photo by James P. Blair
* ballet dancers practice The Nutcracker in San Diego, July 1969 / photo by James L. Amos
As a child, one of my favorite things to do was dig through my parents' collection of old National Geographic magazines. There were tons of them--I think they may have inherited some from their own parents--and I could spend hours poring over them. They were one of my first windows on the world outside my own mid-American suburban life.
Those magazines are one of the things that my parents have shed--no doubt at some garage sale along the way--that I wish I'd made them keep so I could have them now. But the good news is that I can still get my daily fix of National Geographic! In honor of their 125th anniversary, they have started a Tumblr blog, called Found, and it is full of gorgeous photos, many of which have never before been published. I shared a taste of Found here, but do go check it out for yourself to see much, much more!