A quiet mosque in Palestine, 1926.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic Creative

A quiet mosque in Palestine, 1926.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic Creative

Characters in a pageant depict “Britannia” and her colonies and dependencies, 1928.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic Creative

Characters in a pageant depict “Britannia” and her colonies and dependencies, 1928.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic Creative

Men observe the giant statues of Easter Island in Polynesia, December 1922.Photograph by J. P. Ault, National Geographic

Men observe the giant statues of Easter Island in Polynesia, December 1922.Photograph by J. P. Ault, National Geographic

The daughter of a conquistadore poses in her elaborate poncho in La Paz, Bolivia, February 1927.Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic

The daughter of a conquistadore poses in her elaborate poncho in La Paz, Bolivia, February 1927.Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic

A colorful hallway in Casa Blanca, the Puerto Rican Governor’s Palace, December 1924.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic

A colorful hallway in Casa Blanca, the Puerto Rican Governor’s Palace, December 1924.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic

Locals enjoy the view of the Surrey Hills in England, 1928.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

Locals enjoy the view of the Surrey Hills in England, 1928.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

A dromedary camel and rider in the peach blossom festival in Fort Valley, Georgia, May 1925.Photograph by Jacob J. Gayer, National Geographic

A dromedary camel and rider in the peach blossom festival in Fort Valley, Georgia, May 1925.
Photograph by Jacob J. Gayer, National Geographic

Two young girls enjoy the sun relaxing in their suits and wraps in England, September 1929.Photograph by Bernard Wakeman, National Geographic

Two young girls enjoy the sun relaxing in their suits and wraps in England, September 1929.Photograph by Bernard Wakeman, National Geographic

A man balances a piece of pumice rock on his legs in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, September 1921.Photograph by Lucius G. Folsom, National Geographic

A man balances a piece of pumice rock on his legs in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, September 1921.Photograph by Lucius G. Folsom, National Geographic

Portrait of a woman dressed in clothing typical of Lagartera in Toledo, Spain, August 1924.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

Portrait of a woman dressed in clothing typical of Lagartera in Toledo, Spain, August 1924.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

A farmer buring the hoof of a horse before shoeing it in Scotland, May 1921.Photograph by William Reid, National Geographic

A farmer buring the hoof of a horse before shoeing it in Scotland, May 1921.Photograph by William Reid, National Geographic

A man and his dog on the Overhanging Rock in Yosemite National Park, May 1924.Photograph by Educational-Bruce Photograph

A man and his dog on the Overhanging Rock in Yosemite National Park, May 1924.Photograph by Educational-Bruce Photograph

A group of people gather round and watch a snake charmer at work in India, 1923.Photograph by Hans Hildenbrand, National Geographic

A group of people gather round and watch a snake charmer at work in India, 1923.
Photograph by Hans Hildenbrand, National Geographic

A boat sits still in the water at sunrise near Abu Simbel, Egypt, December 1923.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

A boat sits still in the water at sunrise near Abu Simbel, Egypt, December 1923.
Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

Two children sit on a horse surrounded by scotch broom in Crescent City, California, June 1929.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic

Two children sit on a horse surrounded by scotch broom in Crescent City, California, June 1929.Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic