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

Seven siblings sit on a wooden fence in Quebec, Canada, May 1939.Photograph by Howell Walker, National Geographic

Seven siblings sit on a wooden fence in Quebec, Canada, May 1939.Photograph by Howell Walker, 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 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

Young women look out on Kalapana Black Sand Beach in Hawaii. The beach gets its black color from volanic lava, November 1937.Photograph by Richard Hewitt Stewart, National Geographic

Young women look out on Kalapana Black Sand Beach in Hawaii. The beach gets its black color from volanic lava, November 1937.Photograph by Richard Hewitt Stewart, 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