<p><br> On a 1910 National Geographic Society expedition, a photographer crouches by the shore of Yakutat Bay, Gulf of Alaska, to wash his film in the seawater. Faced with limited technology and assignments in remote places, <i>National Geographic</i>’s early photographers devised ingenious methods to produce the best images.</p>

Photographer Ingenuity


On a 1910 National Geographic Society expedition, a photographer crouches by the shore of Yakutat Bay, Gulf of Alaska, to wash his film in the seawater. Faced with limited technology and assignments in remote places, National Geographic’s early photographers devised ingenious methods to produce the best images.

Photograph by O.D. Von Engeln

National Geographic Milestones

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