Today in Photography: October 1

In October of 1888, National Geographic magazine was born. The magazine was irregularly published until 1896 when it became a monthly. The early issues were centered on geography, oceanography, geology, and the history of exploration. In 1905, Gilbert Grosvenor, the first full time editor of the magazine, made a risky decision by filling 11 pages of the magazine with photographs, and by 1908, 50% of the magazine’s space was dedicated to photographs.

October 1, 1888
The birth of National Geographic

In October of 1888, National Geographic magazine was born. The magazine was irregularly published until 1896 when it became a monthly. The early issues were centered on geography, oceanography, geology, and the history of exploration. In 1905, Gilbert Grosvenor, the first full time editor of the magazine, made a risky decision by filling 11 pages of the magazine with photographs, and by 1908, 50% of the magazine’s space was dedicated to photographs. The magazine is still known for its stunning photography.

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