Photo of the Day

4859.jpg
October 20, 2009

Divers, Louisiana

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images from the National Geographic Archive

Swimming and diving are on the curriculum of Newcomb College. The college-for-women branch of Tulane University bears the name of H. Sophie Newcomb, the only daughter of Mrs. Josephine Louise Newcomb, whose gifts to the institution amounted to three million dollars.


From the National Geographic vintage collection.

Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history