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George Thomas Wilson
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  • Catonsville, MD
  • United States
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100 Years Ago: April 1924

100 Years Ago: April 1924 This is the 111th entry in my brief reviews of National Geographic Magazines on their Centennial. …Continue

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100 Years Ago: March 1924
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One Hundred Years Ago: March 1924 This is the 110th entry in my series of brief reviews of National Geographic Magazines as the reach the 100th anniversary of their publication. …Continue

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100 Years Ago: February 1924
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One Hundred Years Ago: February 1924 This is entry #109 in my series of short reprints of a 100-year-old National Geographic Magazine. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Feb 1.

100 Years Ago: January 1924
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One Hundred Years Ago: January 1924 This is the 108th entry in my series of reviews of one-hundred-year-old National Geographic Magazines. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Dec 31.


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"Technically, the journey to see the total eclipse was a success.  I did see the totality through a hazy break in the clouds, for about 5 seconds.  There was no time for a photo of it.   It was nowhere near as impressive as the…"
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The April 8, 2024 eclipse from Fredricksburg, Texas.A few minutes before totality as seen through the clouds.
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Newsstand Version of the April 2024 National Geographic MagazineThis is a different photo than the Subscription version.Note: The cover photo description at the bottom of page 4 describes the photo on the cover of the Subscription version, just as…
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100 Years Ago: April 1924

100 Years Ago: April 1924 This is the 111th entry in my brief reviews of National Geographic Magazines on their Centennial.  The first article in this month’s issue is entitled “The Story and Legends of the Pontine Marshes*” and was written by Don Gelasio Caetani, Italian Ambassador to the United States.  It has the internal subheading: “After Many Centuries of Fruitless…See More
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Sick Magazine 1962-02

First page of a three-page parody of the National Geographic MagazineFebruary 1962 "Sick" Magazine
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"Scott, Look what I found.  A true Nat Geo parody, and its old! 45] Sick Magazine, February 1962, a three-page article."
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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 have a completed, individual issue collection with 100 of the 179 from the first 20 years being 1964 reprints including all 36 "red bricks".

In addition I have a complete map & supplement collection, again with 1964 reprints to fill in the earliest ones.

I also have a complete volume/annual index collection either in-issue or loose pamphlet as well as cumulative indexes.

Also, I have 92 Map Indexes (still need 11 of those); a bound copy of "The Physiography of the United State" (1896) including all 10 monographs; 15 National Geographic parodies; 87 or so other publications with articles about National Geographic; 67 Article Reprints; 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: 1961 (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
Index: January 1901 (Volume XI Jan-Dec 1900)
Article Reprint: March 1964 (The Last Full Measure)
Parody: January 29, 1966 (National Press Club)
Favorite travel destination:
Definitely Hawaii. Runners up: Alaska, West Virginia, Florida, and Idaho.


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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 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 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.

At 12:51pm on January 29, 2015, Jeffry Persons said…

Hi Tom,

My name is Jeff Persons and I was reading your post regarding the 1988 maps of the world with and without the Supplement line.  I was wondering if the one without the line was folded or flat.  The ones that I have that are flat (purchased from the Society) do not have the line.  I am not sure how to contact you as I am just learning how to navigate the site.  I have been collecting for over 50 years and have a very large collection of everything related to NG.



At 9:18am on February 3, 2015, James McNutt said…

Thank you, found the magazine, Dec 1925 "Cattle", I was way wrong on the year. James McNutt DVM

At 2:07pm on March 31, 2015, Keith Sargent said…

Are you on-line now? Really?

At 11:25am on January 6, 2016, Jeffry Persons said…

Tom,  Yes he does have it listed as a "detachable map"- pages 93-98.  He also states that a pocket version of this map was available at Explorers Hall.

He also mentions the July 1989 double map error of France and Historical France where the first copies did not include Ireland in the Irish Sea.  These copies were sent to the Canadian addresses and the Pacific addresses before the mistake was discovered.

Also another aside is the February 1991 supplement Middle East/Studies in Turmoil.  There were 50,000 copies donated to the Armed Forces of the US with a note indicating this on the lower left-hand corner of the map.

And lastly the Map 1994 Alaska Political/Pictorial was also printed in March 1994 for the book Alaska's Wildlife Treasures

I hope this helps; have a great day!


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