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A view of the Taj Mahal on the Yamuna River, 1923.

(Photo courtesy: National Geographic/Jules Gervais Courtellemont)

Nat Geo Archives: Rare Photos From India That Didn’t Make the Cut

These rare, unpublished gems buried deep in its archives make you think: how were these not published?

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National Geographic is synonymous with some of the world’s finest photography, and that is only what they publish. Buried deep with it archives lie forgotten, unpublished photographs from life across the world, spanning almost a century. Images so fascinating they make one wonder: how did these not make the cut?

Well, they have now.

Found is Nat Geo’s photo stream on Tumblr, launched in 2013 to mark the iconic Yellow Window’s 125th birthday.

“If we haven’t seen them, it’s likely that they aren’t known outside the offices of National Geographic. Figuring out a way to ‘lift the veil’ even a little bit was something I was determined to do.”
Web Barr, Designer, Nat Geo speaking to Wired

These vintage photographs, otherwise lost in vast archives, slipping through the cracks of time, have been given a new life on social media, to be shared, engaged with or even saved!

Quint Lens dived into hundreds of photos from across the world on Found to curate a a fascinating gallery of what India looked like several decades ago, through a Nat Geo lens.

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