National Geographic : 1966 Oct
"T HE MIND must see before it can be 1lieve," proclaimed Gilbert Grosve nor; and from the earliest days he filled the magazine with photographs. In January, 1905, the GEOGRAPHIC ran 11 pages of extraordinary pictures made by Russian explorers at Lhasa, the Forbidden City of Tibet, the pal ace of the Dalai Lama (above) among them. "Society members congratulat ed me on the street," he recalled. Two years earlier a picture of a Filipina rice harvester established another policy: portray people in natural attire -or lack of it. Ever the innovator, Mr. Grosvenor in June, 1911, published as a foldout an 8-foot-long panoramic view of the Canadian Rockies. "As an editor I was attempting to do something that no other editor had done," he said. Among other GEOGRAPHIC firsts: underwater photography in color. With deafening explosions of flash powder above the water, Charles Mar tin, using a waterproof camera, photo graphed Florida reef life, including this hogfish in the January, 1927, issue. "This thrilling world"