20 Rarely Seen Photos From National Geographic That Everyone Needs To See

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Image: Jacob J. Gayer via National Geographic Found/Tumblr

5. The circus is in town

The year is 1931, and these children are clearly enthralled by this billboard advertisement for the Silvan Drew Circus, with its depiction of lions, tigers and leopards as well as clowns and tumblers. The photographer was Jacob G. Gayer, an early exponent of color photography who died in 1969.

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Image: Jacob J. Gayer via National Geographic Found/Tumblr

4. Color dromedary

This photo from Jacob J. Gayer shows a dromedary camel – the kind with two humps, of course – with rider and attendant dressed up as desert Arabs. This early example of color photography was in fact taken in 1925 at the Fort Valley, Georgia, Peach Blossom Festival, which was held from 1922 to 1926. After a 60-year hiatus, the event was then revived in 1986 as the Georgia Peach Festival, and it continues to this day.

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