22 February 2012

Mayan Illustrations from 1935 National Geographic

In 1935, The National Geographic Journal was a far cry from the sensational fare offered today. There wasn't even a cover picture, and color was only used sparingly, in the manner of "color plates" of books.

Here are eight inserts my somone named Herget that accompanied an article about the Mayans.  Click to enlarge & read captions.


  1. When I was a kid, Boys Club administrators were glad a bunch of us were always improving our minds by looking at the NatGeos from the 1920s and 1930, but they probably would have been less happy if they knew we were ogling native girls in their natural habitat...if you know what I mean.

  2. sure do....I have piles of my dad's old Nats to go thru..will scan anything , ahh, interesting.