Portrait of a daughter of Danaus acting in “The Suppliant Maidens” on Mount Parnassus in Greece, December 1930.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic Creative

Portrait of a daughter of Danaus acting in “The Suppliant Maidens” on Mount Parnassus in Greece, December 1930.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic Creative

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

Children play in pool they have dug out of the sand on the beach in Le Havre, France, 1936.Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic Creative

Children play in pool they have dug out of the sand on the beach in Le Havre, France, 1936.Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic Creative

Women rest at the Parthenon whose damaged structure is under repair, December 1930.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

Women rest at the Parthenon whose damaged structure is under repair, December 1930.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

Girls standing in water holding bunches of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

People play in and around the water blocked off at Le Havre Beach in Normandy, France, 1936.Photograph by W. Robert Moore, National Geographic

People play in and around the water blocked off at Le Havre Beach in Normandy, France, 1936.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

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

An undated autochrome image of two parrots on a branch.Photograph by Franklin Price Knott, National Geographic

An undated autochrome image of two parrots on a branch.
Photograph by Franklin Price Knott, 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 woman sits selling feather fans as souvenirs to visitors in Siam, May 1934.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

A woman sits selling feather fans as souvenirs to visitors in Siam, May 1934.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic

Two girls sit in front of an apple display in the shape of a turkey in West Virginia, 1939.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Two girls sit in front of an apple display in the shape of a turkey in West Virginia, 1939.
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic