National Geographic Looks Back on the World

A new three-book collection of photographs from the 125-year-old magazine’s archives provides an incredibly vibrant look at life from every corner of the globe. 

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B. Anthony Stewart, Canada, 1952

Tourists visiting Montréal photograph the Empress of Canada, one of the luxury liners that used to ply the seas between Canada and Great Britain. At least she did so during the summer—when winter choked the St. Lawrence River with ice, the route went instead between Liverpool and St. John, New Brunswick.