National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

National Geographic has been sharing breathtaking archived photos through its newly launched Tumblr SLIDE SHOW

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National Geographic releases stunning photo archive (Credit: National Geographic)

National Geographic published its first issue in 1888, so you can imagine it has plenty of material to choose from when selecting which photos to share on its newly launched Tumblr.

From a girl feeding her pet bear in Riggins, Idaho, to a 1903 photo of Alexander Graham Bell kissing his wife, Mabel, inside a tetrahedral kite, here is a roundup of the most beautiful images the famed nature journal has to offer.

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    A girl feeds her pet bear in Riggins, Idaho.

    Credit: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Slideshow: National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

    Former soldiers study cake decorating at a vocational school in Puerto Rico, April 1951.

    Credit: JUSTIN LOCKE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Slideshow: National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

    A portrait of a woman riding an ostrich in South Africa, August 1942. Credit: W. ROBERT MOORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Slideshow: National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

    A view of a bathing ghat on the shores of the Ganges River in India, 1923.

    Credit: JULES GERVAIS COURTELLEMONT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Slideshow: National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

    Boys boxing in Washington, D.C.

    Credit: ORREN R. LOUDEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Slideshow: National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

    A group of dancers perform at the Mississippi State College for Women in 1937.

    Credit: J. BAYLOR ROBERTS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Slideshow: National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

    Motorcycle club members wear studded leather jackets and rakish caps in London, England, June 1966.

    Credit: JAMES P. BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Slideshow: National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

    Two girls wearing shawls pose for a portrait in Huwara, Palestine, 1926.

    Credit: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Slideshow: National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

    Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel kissing within a tetrahedral kite, October 1903.

    Credit: PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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