Instagram Spotlight: Time Machine

Here at National Geographic we are always thinking up new ways to engage and inspire you. I’ve been curating the Found Tumblr since 2013 and to date have posted over 650 vintage photos from our vast archive. Recently, we decided to start posting them on Instagram as well, bringing new life to these old frames.

So whether you visit Instagram daily or once in a blue moon, don’t be surprised when you see something, well, a little anachronistic. Here’s a sample of what we’ve shared so far:

1956: Tourists on horses ride past a life-size apatosaurus statue in a South Dakota dinosaur park. Photo by Bates Littlehales

1951: Tourists explore a massive dead tree with tunnel cut out for a road in Sequoia National Forest. Photo by Andrew H. Brown

1969: President and Mrs. Johnson and Vice President Humphrey watch Apollo 11 lift off at Cape Canaveral. Photo by Otis Imboden

1942: A portrait of a woman riding an ostrich in South Africa. Photo by Robert Moore

1907: Portrait of an Ojibway, or Chippewa Indian girl. Photo by Roland W. Reed

1956: A women’s water ski team lifts skis while being towed at 23 mph on Darts Lake in New York. Photo by Robert Sisson

Learn more about the National Geographic archives and archivist Bill Bonner here.

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