Photo Album: Nat Geo FOUND Part 1

One in a series of our favorite photos from vintage America captured by the National Geographic archives over at Nat Geo FOUND. Enjoy!


Arizona cowboys play sports to pass the time in Phoenix, 1955. Photograph courtesy Black Star, National Geographic Creative



Riders cross park land created by landfill that was dumped into Jamaica Bay, New York, 1979. Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic Creative



A child sitting on a Hereford bull near Pleasanton, California, 1926. Photograph by Charles Martin, National Geographic Creative


A man burns prickly pear to feed cattle during a drought in Texas. Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative




Astronaut Bruce McCandless II floats a few meters away from Space Shuttle Challenger during the historic first use of a nitrogen-propelled manned maneuvering unit in 1984.Photograph by NASA

A sled dog, tied to a whale rib, howls under the midnight sun in Alaska, 1969.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative



New Mexico, 1941.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative



The Statue of Liberty hails dawn over New York Harbor in 1978.Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic Creative



A boy sells lemonade from his front yard stand on Main Street in Aspen, Colorado, 1973. Photograph by Dick Durrance II, National Geographic Creative



A woman on a farmer’s shoulder emphasizes a corn crop’s height in Minnesota, 1916. Photograph by A. W. Thompson, National Geographic



Happy hikers pass in front of Table Mountain in Washington, April 1960.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic


A welder works on cowls for liberty ships in California, 1942. Photograph by Acme News Pictures, Inc.




The Agawam prepares to launch from the Submarine Boat Corporation dry dock in Newark, New Jersey, September 1918.Photograph by M. Rosenfeld, National Geographic



Men and dogs sit by a campfire in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, December 1998. Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic


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


Wedged in a crevasse, Tylor Kittredge drills holes for marker pegs in an Alaskan glacier, February 1967. Photograph by Christopher Knight, National Geographic

A gondola from Sugarbush Resort takes skiers to the top of a peak in Vermont, August 1967. Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic


Overview of rolling, dune-like wheatfields extending into the horizon in Steptoe Butte, Washington, May 1980. Photograph by Robert Madden, National Geographic


A sailor gets a tattoo on his arm in Virginia.Photograph by Paul L. Pryor, National Geographic


Happy hikers pass in front of Table Mountain in Washington, April 1960.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic