Saturday, October 01, 2016

National Geographic Magazine Is 128 Years Old


By Richard Horgan 
NationalGeographicVolume1Issue1It took several decades for photos to appear alongside articles in National Geographic magazine. And the publication’s trademark yellow border framing the cover wouldn’t be displayed until even later, 1910.

So what filled the very first issue, published this month in 1888? Per a fun item by Kristin Romney, one of the half-dozen featured articles, about that year’s historic blizzard, encompassed a stupendous level of subject-matter expertise:

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