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  • Catonsville, MD
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November 1914: One More Additional Illustration

I just finished the November 1914 issue of the National Geographic.  The issue contains but one article entitled "Young Russia - The Land of Unlimited Possibilities" written by Gilbert H Grosvenor.…Continue

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October 1914 "Extra" Illustrations
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I just put down my October 1914 issue of National Geographic and while reading it I noticed some pages similar to those in the March 1914 issue on which I commented in an earlier post.The issue…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Sep 26.

March 1914 Page-Size Anomoly
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Every month, when I get my new issue of National Geographic, I like to pull out my issue from 100 years ago and read them side-by-side.  When I received my March issue and got out my 1914 one, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Mar 9.

October 2013 Spine Anomaly
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My 125 Anniversary issue's spine has an alignment anomaly with a full 1/4 of its width being part of the back advertisement (Canon again).  As a result the wording on the spine is very close to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Jan 31.

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November 1914: One More Additional Illustration

I just finished the November 1914 issue of the National Geographic.  The issue contains but one article entitled "Young Russia - The Land of Unlimited Possibilities" written by Gilbert H Grosvenor.  It is 98 pages long (Pages 493-520) but with 100 illustrations, there are a great many photos and fairly little article.Among the illustrations are "16 Pages of 4-Color Works".  All of these "colorized" pages are of the same stock and cut as the rest of the magazine; and they are page numbered.  The…See More
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George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"24] The New Yorker, October 11, 1993, Page 112, "Kindly Visions":  This eight page article in "The Critics" section is a book review of "Reading National Geographic", a book that argues that the National…"
Oct 16
George Thomas Wilson replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion 4 Annual year Indexes for $1.99 each/clearance. Gone soon...
"Scott, All of these blue covered, annual pamphlets (1993-2010) index all the NGS magazines: NGM, Traveler, Kids, etc.  They do not cover books.  This distinguishes them from the per volume indices (1898-1992) which had two each year from…"
Oct 13
shreya pamulapati left a comment for George Thomas Wilson
"Thank you Mr.Wilson. Though I have been collecting NG magazines for a few years now, I am new to the maps collection. So far my love for NG Mags and maps in general have been exclusive. I will definitely check out this group."
Oct 10
George Thomas Wilson left a comment for shreya pamulapati
"Shreya, If you like Map Indexes you should check out the Maps,Supplements and Indexes group.  We have several discussions ongoing.  One is about Map Indexes.  Anyone can browse it.  You have to join to leave comments or start…"
Oct 9
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Oct 9
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Index 0 in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Thanks for this information Tom. I will include it in the final draft sometime next year. You may recall, I do not collect the individual reprints. This information ads fuel to the "who-knows" factor. Also, it makes sense that the bound…"
Oct 8
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"23] Century Magazine, March 1891 (Vol. 41, No. 5), Page 865, "Two Expeditions to Mount St. Elias":  This twenty page article documents the following: I - The Expedition of "The New York Times" (1886) II - The Expedition…"
Oct 8
George Thomas Wilson replied to Melvin L. De Vilbiss's discussion A Guide to the Annual Index (1888 - 2010) {A work in progress}
"Mel, This is an awesome read! I don't know if this is any help but my last version 1 (title & TOC only) is from Vol. XLI Jan-Jun 1922.  Have no clue when they stopped.  Also there was another format (with 6 b&w cover photos)…"
Oct 8
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Index 0 in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Mel, I forgot that you had mentioned this to me before.  In my defense, my Dec. 1896 has an index and my Feb. 1897 does not.  They are, however, both 1964 Reprints for whatever that's worth. BTW, your guide on indexes looks…"
Oct 8
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Index 0 in the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Tom, Actually Volume VII did not have the index published in Dec 1896, rather it was published in the February 1897 issue as only the second (and last) index published in a year other than the volume issues were published. I had to stop work on my…"
Oct 7
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"22] Newsweek Magazine, August 8, 1988, Page 31, "Lost on the Planet Earth": This one page article is about a report by the NGS on the dismal state of geographic knowledge in America.  The report is based on a survey conducted by…"
Oct 7
George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Map, Supplement, and Index Collectors
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Index 0

In my 30 plus year career in public health, first as a lab assistant, than as a programmer, and finally as a data processing manager, I have trained myself to approach any subject in a statistical manner. In epidemiology, when studying an outbreak such as AIDS or Ebola, it is helpful to trace the disease back to its origin. This first subject is referred to as “Patient 0”. I have applied this approach to the topic of stand-alone indices.In this thread I will NOT be discussing the early volume…See More
Oct 7
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"21] Money Magazine, April 1990, Page 79, "Recently I became the heir to a colossal collection of National Geographic magazines...": Not really an article, just one question posed in the section "Money Helps".  Very…"
Oct 6
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"many photos."
Oct 4

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Hometown:
Catonsville, Maryland
Why do you wish to join this community?
To better enjoy my collection.
About Me:
Retired Programmer. Looking to complete my NatGeo collection.

I need 7 individual issues between 1891 & 1894 to replace bound volumes. Prefer 1964 reprints for those. I also need 5 indexes between 1910 & 1914 to replace Table of Content only versions.

I also have 61 Map Indexes (still need 36 of those), a complete Map & Supplement collection (all original or 1964 reprint, a bound copy of "The Physiography of the United State" (1896) including all 10 monographs, 11 National Geographic parodies, 20 or so other publications with articles about National Geographic, and various other items.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
Issue: September 1912 (the headless headhunter photo)
Map: January 1902 (Progress map of the Philippines)
Map Index: July 1944 (Germany and its approaches)
Index: January 1901 (Volume XI Jan-Dec 1900)
Parody: January 29, 1966 (National Press Club)
Favorite travel destination:
Definitely Hawaii. West Virginia a distant second.

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 5:51pm on August 14, 2012, Michael C. Therrell said…

Hey George.  I struggle with technology, so I hope this message reaches you.  The 1888-1907 reprint set I have is hard bound.  My phone number is 425-750-0522 if you have any more questions.  Thanks for responding.  Mike

At 10:50am on August 17, 2013, P. Van Voast said…
Those reprints are still available. I am a total novice on what to ask for them. Guess I'll have to do some research. Perhaps you might tell me what a "fair" price might be?
At 7:59pm on October 23, 2013, David Levey said…

George- check out http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/special-events/ to see what is happening at headquarters. In any event, Catonsville isn't that far- I'm out that way every once in a while on my way to downtown Baltimore. Come over for a visit- send an e-mail to jdl@copper.net and we'll figure out a time.

At 4:04pm on September 25, 2014, Scott T. Shier said…

LOVE the background image you've updated with !! It's a beautiful sight, and I wish I had a 'mattress' of Geos to lay upon, lol.

At 10:46pm on September 29, 2014, Linda Boyd said…

Thanks Tom.  I will take a closer look at eBay and see what I can find in my price range to supplement my missing issues.

At 3:37am on October 10, 2014, shreya pamulapati said…

Thank you Mr.Wilson. Though I have been collecting NG magazines for a few years now, I am new to the maps collection. So far my love for NG Mags and maps in general have been exclusive. I will definitely check out this group.

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