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Watch: How Much National Geographic’s Covers Evolved Over 130 Years In 2 Minutes
By Izza Sofia, 22 Jan 2018
First published in 1888, National Geographic magazine celebrates its 130th birthday in 2018 and is kicking off the festivities with this fantastic time-lapse honoring all its past covers.
The publication might be known for its yellow border and striking photography today, but in its early years, the magazine was limited to just a table of contents on the cover that listed the stories included in each issue.
As printing technologies advanced, National Geographic soon used its covers to highlight some of the best photography from the past century.
Take a step back in time through its memorable covers below.
[via PetaPixel, video via National Geographic, images via video screenshot]
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