National Geographic : 2012 Nov
FLASHBACK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ISSN 0027 9358 PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1145 17TH ST. NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036. ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP: $34.00 U.S. DELIVERY, $38.00 TO CANADA, $49.50 TO INTERNATIONAL ADDRESSES. SINGLE ISSUE: $7.00 U.S. DELIVERY, $10.00 CANADA, $15.00 INTERNATIONAL. ALL PRICES IN U.S. FUNDS; INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HAN DLING. PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID AT WASHINGTON, DC, AND ADDITIONAL MAILING OFFICES. POSTMASTER: SEND ADDRESS CHANGES TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PO BOX 62130, TAMPA, FL 33662. IN CANADA, AGREEMENT NUMBER 40063649, RETURN UNDELIVERABLE ADDRESSES TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PO BOX 4412 STN. A, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5W 3W2. UNITED KINGDOM NEWSSTAND PRICE £4.99. REPR. EN FRANCE: EMD FRANCE SA, BP 1029, 59011 LILLE CEDEX; TEL. 320.300.302; CPPAP 0715U89037; DIRECTEUR PUBLICATION: D. TASSINARI DIR. RESP. ITALY; RAPP IMD SRL, VIA G. DA VELATE 11, 20162 MILANO; AUT. TRIB. MI 258 26/5/84 POSTE ITALIANE SPA; SPED. ABB. POST. DL 353/2003 CONV L.27/02/2004 N.46 ART 1 C. 1 DCB MILANO STAMPA QUAD/GRAPHICS, MARTINSBURG, WV 25401. MEMBERS: IF THE POSTAL SERVICE ALERTS US THAT YOUR MAGAZINE IS UNDELIVERABLE, WE HAVE NO FURTHER OBLIGATION UNLESS WE RECEIVE A CORRECTED ADDRESS WITHIN TWO YEARS. PHOTO: HANS HILDENBRAND, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STOCK Head in the Sand The Sphinx, Egypt's half-beast--half-man monolith, has often been buried up to its neck. It had been dug out at least three times by the time this photo was taken. The first was around 1400 B.C. by Pharaoh Thutmose IV, again during the Roman period, and a third time beginning in 1925---the same year as this photo---by Émile Baraize, a French engineer. In the summer of 1928 National Geographic Editor Gilbert H. Grosvenor warned his staff not to use this image, noting on the back: "As the Sphinx has been entirely uncovered, this picture is very much out of date." But the photo's technology wasn't. Grosvenor had installed the first color printing lab in American publishing in 1920. Photographers processed their autochrome images in the field as glass plates and shipped them via steamer to the Geographic's Washington headquarters. ---Johnna Rizzo O Flashback Archive Find all the photos at ngm.com.