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Alan Shepard waits to become the first American in space, Cape Canaveral, 1961.Photograph by NASA
A farmer buring the hoof of a horse before shoeing it in Scotland, May 1921.Photograph by William Reid, National Geographic
A young Kenyan woman holds her pet deer in Mombassa, March 1909.Photograph by Underwood and Underwood
A man and his dog on the Overhanging Rock in Yosemite National Park, May 1924.Photograph by Educational-Bruce Photograph
A metal-mesh glove protected a photographer’s hand while he changed flashbulbs during a shoot in Mexico’s Yucatan, 1959.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
Londoners seek shelter during WWII in the Aldwych tube station, April 1941.Photograph by Acme News Pictures, Inc.
A bird’s eye view of Mecca and surrounding hillsides, August 1917.Photograph by Samuel M. Zwemer, National Geographic
Westinghouse demonstrates an electric razor using x-ray technology, May 1941.Photograph by Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Botafogo Bay and Rio de Janeiro at night, September 1920.Photograph by Carlos Bippus, National Geographic
Children wearing Mardi Gras costumes in New Orleans, Louisiana.Photograph by John Hypolite Coquille, National Geographic
A bull elk catches a camera string in his antlers, triggering a flash. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, July 1913.Photograph by George Shiras, National Geographic
A view of a whale’s fluke as it dives after being harpooned in Point Hope, Alaska, September 1942.Photograph by Froelich G. Rainey, National Geographic
A woman wears a dress adorned with fish scales in 1921.Photograph by Kadel & Herbert
An itinerant cowpuncher travels with his wife and dog in Alpine, Texas.
We want to hear your dog stories - how Devoted is your dog? Tell us on National Geographic Your Shot. Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
Portrait of an Ojibway, or Chippewa Indian girl in 1907.Photograph by Roland W. Reed, National Geographic