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MOMENT IN TIME SEPT. 22, 1888 : NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PUBLISHES FIRST ISSUE

Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

In January, 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, assigning itself the goal of spreading geographical knowledge far and wide. Later that same year, it unleashed one of its key tools in that effort: a text-only journal sent to fewer than 200 subscribers. It gained an immediate reputation for top-notch writing, but what really transformed it into a sensation was its inclusion of photographs from every corner of the world, beginning in 1905 under the oversight of society ...