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some pittsburgh flavor

1970s-1980s National Geographic Appreciation Thread

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there's something amazing about natinoal geographic magazines from the 1970s and 1980s. the photography is amazing, and i especially love the in-depth reports and photo essays of rural mountain-towns and the people within. don't front, you know theyr'e great. the people in them are great to draw, too.

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my roomates dad has his collection of them since he started gettin them way back when....still awesome...still have some lying around our house too. thumbs up.

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I had most of the 70s and some of the 80s but i dont know if they made it back when we fled cause of the war. damn.......i remember this issue about sharks that was incredible.

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Guest BROWNer

i used to have an impressive collection dating way back, thanks

to my gramps, but sadly the majority of them got filthy with a serious

mold problem i had at this shit hole house that had a flooded

basement. many insane photos were lost. i used to cut up

national geographics for collage.

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Originally posted by some pittsburgh flavor

there's something amazing about natinoal geographic magazines from the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Yeah the African Boobies

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My father has been collecting since the 1960's. We have a pretty decent collection in the basement. I read the National Geographic every month, normally. Lately, though, I've been three months behind. We just got the new issue delivered to our home a few days ago.

 

bump for natgeo.com

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National Geographic gets much love.

 

My grandfather has a collection that he has had running for a while, they were nice to look through on the trips up there when I was younger. I've got a subscription now, but they haven't gotten me an issue since my last address change. Bastards.

 

The big ass books they used to put out (may stil) are cool too. I have one detailing China & the surrounding areas. Can't say enough about the photos.

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i'm focused moreso on the towns you'd never think exist and the ways of life of the people inside them. forget underage tribal porn for a minute. when was the last time you saw a burly man standing proud with speargun in hand, trusty dog at his side, and a "keep on whaling" t-shirt? i'm talking about the people who invented the trucker hat, trend-sters.

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Originally posted by hold the cup

freshman year in ceramics, old national geographic, used to be on rotation!

 

cascade?

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Guest Ted Kennedy

Re: Re: 1970s-1980s National Geographic Appreciation Thread

 

Originally posted by YG Blood

Yeah the African Boobies

down to their knees.

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You should have posted this a few days earlier. I have been cleaning out this dead guys house and sent his 300 or so national geographic magazines straight to hell. I would have sent them to you for cost of postage. If i find any more boxes of them i will send them your way.

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Originally posted by mr.yuck

You should have posted this a few days earlier. I have been cleaning out this dead guys house and sent his 300 or so national geographic magazines straight to hell. I would have sent them to you for cost of postage. If i find any more boxes of them i will send them your way.

Thats gotta be the greatest job in the world..Free stuff - Your kidding me..

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This guy used to be an art conservator for a llocal museum and he has so much art in his house. Today we found two iron french tables from the 1800's and some early pilgrim furniture. I'll take some pictures of the storage rooms to give you an idea of what we have been taking out of his house. It's really cool. I know that about the magazines sucks but my boss told me to throw them out and i didn't have any room in my house to save them. We have one store room full of wall apneling and molding from the 1800's. It's massive.

 

Today i found an old mink shawl that has the heads and everthing. It's mine now. Plus my boss told me i could take all of the old blank canvases and his oil paint home with me. I'll keep as much shit as possible and hold a 12oz auction for it.

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National Geographic used to be one of my favorite magazines ever until this winter.

 

They published an article in February I believe about the state of my homeland, Puerto Rico, and though the photos were gorgeous and the story was gripping, it was a gross distortion and manipulation of the truth in the name of intriguing journalism. They lost a lot of credibility in my eyes, since now I can't read another article without wondering if they're doing to other countries the disservice they did to ours.

 

I still count on them to deliver good articles and gorgeous pictures about nature in general, but from a social journalism standpoint, I have lost a lot of faith.

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i actually heard things like that on the periphery...

could you explain a bit more mamerro?

 

ps-i'm in hook up mode, aimsauce in effect..

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i met a guy on a city bus who wrote for national geographic, pretty rad guy. couldve been lying his ass off though.:confused:

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