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A girl wears a novelty braided Texas straw hat, October 1939.

National Geographic pairs up with Tumblr, perhaps the most energetic of social media platforms, in this beautiful 125th anniversary gift to the magazine itself. Many of the photographs have never been published, and take you into little nooks and crannies all over the world. Happy anniversay, National Geographic!

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A milkman and his terrier pose at the back of a milk truck, May 1948.

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A portrait of a woman riding an ostrich in South Africa, August 1942.

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A student works at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem, 1927.

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Vistors sit on an overlook to see scenic views in Yellowstone National Park, June 1940.

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A view of a bathing ghat on the shores of the Ganges River in India, 1923.

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Man looks out on the Eiffel Tower.

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A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939.

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A dog plays on a seesaw with children in Scotland, March 1919.

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Americans sail on a 71 foot yacht off of Antigua, November 1978.

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A species of fig receives a bi-montly pruning in Managua, Nicaragua, August 1944.

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A park visitor films an American black bear and her two cubs in Yellowstone, December 1965.

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Soldiers at Camp Shelby military base in Mississippi dance with local girls, July 1941.

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Annie Oakley's niece shows off mementos to woman costumed as Annie in Greenville, Ohio, April 1955.

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Children cool off from summer heat outside a Connecticut firehouse, April 1935.

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Ballet dancers in colorful costume practice a scene in The Nutcracker in San Diego, California, July 1969.

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Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel kissing within a tetrahedral kite, October 1903.

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Men deliver ripe coffee berries to El Molino mill for processing in El Salvador, November 1944.

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Red sailed wood sailboats travel the winding Turag River in Bangladesh, September 1972.

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Thomas Jefferson at Mount Rushmore under construction, 1939.

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Smiling young woman holds chick above chicken-filled incubator drawer in Arkansas, July 1944.

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The Johanneskirche Protestant Church reflects on the water in Stuttgart, Germany, August 1928.

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Photographer's reflection in a cut-out silhouette in a window.

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Bathers read magazines near shoreline while floating in the Dead Sea, December 1964.

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