Photo of the Day

bathers waiting for a swimming lesson, Japan
December 10, 2012

Bathers, Japan

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

Japanese students await a turn in the water for a swimming lesson in this 1927 autochrome.

The previous year, photographer Kiyoshi Sakamoto—a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine—had traveled to Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., to master the techniques of autochrome photography.

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Photograph by Kiyoshi Sakamoto

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