National Geographic : 2019 Nov
PRE-1918, JAPAN PRE-1940, YELLOWSTONE PRE-1944, FLORIDA 1905, ALGERIA 1953, GEORGIA FAR RIGHT A young girl draped with gold coins belongs to the Ouled Naïl tribe in Algeria. A 1922 caption describes girls acquiring coins for their dowries by dancing in Mediterra- nean port cities. RUDOLF LEHNERT AND ERNST LANDROCK TOP LEFT Eliza Scidmore, believed to be National Geographic’s first female photogra- pher, pushed for color photos in the magazine. Here, she framed young Japa- nese girls with cherry blossom branches. ELIZA SCIDMORE TOP RIGHT Two fishing enthusiasts show off their haul of native Yellowstone cutthroat trout at the national park circa 1940. EDWIN L. WISHERD BOTTOM LEFT Performing swimmers apply lipstick in crystal clear Wakulla Springs, Florida, a popular spot for filming under- water scenes. J. BAYLOR ROBERTS BOTTOM RIGHT At the annual rose show in Thomasville, Georgia, a festival queen and her atten- dants hold bouquets of local red roses. HOWELL WALKER WOMEN AS POSED MODELS EARLY IMAGES OFTEN CAST IN TRADITIONAL SCENES. IT TOOK MANY DECADES FOR WOMEN TO BE SHOWCASED IN THE MAGAZINE as men commonly were: as scientists, explorers, adventurers, and leaders. In the early years, women often were depicted as exoticized, bare-breasted beauties. From the 1970s through today, women increasingly have appeared in stories as varied as the lives they live.