45 Cool Photos National Geographic Kept Hidden In The Archives

Published March 31, 2017
Updated January 16, 2019

To commemorate their 125th year of publication, National Geographic has released some astounding, never before published photos.

Rare National Geographic Photos
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45 Cool Photos National Geographic Kept Hidden In The Archives
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In 2013, National Geographic began to release many rare photographs from its archives, putting history at our fingertips like never before.

The professionally-curated collection goes by the name of FOUND, and offers a clear vision of cultures and places lost to time.

"We hope to bring new life to these images and the history they represent by sharing them with audiences far and wide," the magazine says. "Many of the images are missing their original date or location, but each represents a story, captured in time yet in many ways timeless."

In the gallery above, you'll find a chronological collection of 45 images that were once lost but now are found.


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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several published book covers in her career as a graphic artist.