Wild America: Nat Geo Found II

Another installment in our series of found photos from a past America captured by the National Geographic archives. Enjoy!


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 child watches as a woman sews a star on a United States flag, 1917. Photograph by May Smith, National Geographic



The snow-flecked Isis Temple rock formation rises from the Grand Canyon, 1969.Photograph by Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic

Three adolescent Jewish boys, their heads traditionally covered with skullcaps or top hats, sitting in front of school lockers in Brooklyn, June 1982. Photograph by Robert Madden, National Geographic



Sons of lumberjacks try to upset one another on rolling log in Hayward, Wisconsin, Februrary 1957. Photograph by Volkmar K. Wenztel, National Geographic



A young North American girl jumps her horse over a ditch in Mexico, May 1914. Photograph by Shirley C. Hulse, National Geographic



An itinerant cowpuncher travels with his wife and dog in Alpine, Texas. Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic



The first successful aerial color photograph—which depicted the Statue of Liberty—used the Finlay process, 1931. Photograph by Melville B. Grosvenor, National Geographic Creative



Portrait of an Ojibway, or Chippewa Indian girl in 1907.

Photograph by Roland W. Reed, National Geographic



Giant dunes sculpted by the wind present a challenge for day hikers in Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, May 1958.Photograph by William Ralph Gray, National Geographic


Campers carry a boat to Saranac Lake in Adirondack Park, Upstate New York. Photograph by James L. Amos, National Geographic


People sunbathe and boat on reservoir water in Red Rock Canyon in Kansas, April 1952. Photograph by Jack Fletcher, National Geographic


Frozen walleye pike kiss the snow in Mille Lacs, Minnesota, 1959.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic


People paddle a canoe toward a girl clinging to a giant cypress tree in Hill Lake, Arkansas, September 1946.Photograph by Willard Culver, National Geographic



A herd of 2,400 buffalo roam free near Gillette, Wyoming, December 1979.Photograph by James L. Amos, National Geographic


To entertain the men, Captain Robert Scott took a gramophone on his South Pole Expedition. Chris, one of his dogs, was apparently also a fan, September 1911.Photograph by Herbert G. Ponting, National Geographic


Loggers and the giant Mark Twain redwood cut down in California, 1892. Photograph by N.E. Beckwith.

A dog rests on a couch in a store in Texas, 1992.Photograph by Bruce Dale, National Geographic.


A tractor creates a linear design in a rice field as farmer raises levees in Grand Prairie, Arkansas, 1978.Photograph by Matt Bradley, National Geographic