In 1888, a group of 33 explorers and scientists gathered at Washington D.C’s Cosmos Club and created a plan for an elite group of travellers and wealthy patrons: the National Geographic Society. Nine months later, and the first issue of the Society magazine was published – the furthest descendent from the modern incarnation of National Geographic, one of the world’s most renowned titles.
Now the mag can boast of an international circulation in thirty two languages, and with multiple American Society of Magazine Editors Award wins, Nat Geo has gone from strength to strength since those first days in the winter of 1888.
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