In 1888, the nonprofit National Geographic Society whose focus was “to increase, and diffuse geographic knowledge,” began publishing a magazine reflective of its mostly professional members. That initial publication included scholarly articles such as ‘Classification of Geographic Forms’ and not one photograph. In the intervening one and a quarter century, the National Geographic Magazine evolved to become an iconic publication featuring the best of photojournalism and cartography worldwide.
Announcing National Geographic Magazine Archive (1888 – 1994)
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