Flipping through National Geographic's photographs invokes a deep sense of nostalgia. Masterfully captured, yet detail-driven, these pictures are priceless treasures. Under the project called 'Found', NatGeo's mission was to bring back lost pictures to life by exposing them to new audiences.

Here are 35 of the most iconic never-seen-before pictures:


The Statue of Liberty at dawn - 1978

Source: David Alan Harvey


Irish Guards stand at attention after one guardsman faints - June 1966

Source: James P. Blair


Hikers atop a natural rock bridge on Mt. Rainier - May 1963

Source: Barry Bishop


Kitten attacking its own reflection - 1964

Source: Walter Chandoha


Young lovers embracing in Paris - 1960

Source: Thomas Nebbia


Tourists find massive dead tree with tunnel cut out for a road in Sequoia National Forest - May 1951

Source: Andrew H. Brown


John F. Kennedy's Coffin lies beneath The Capital's Dome - November 1963

Source: George F. Mobley


A 3000 feet waterfall in Venezuela - March 1963

Source: Thomas J. Abercrombie


London school boys pose with King Penguins - 1953

Source: B. Anthony Stewart and David S. Bower


Woman dressed like a Chinese goddess poses in California - 1915

Source: Franklin Price Knot


Welts, considered as signs of beauty, on the back of a Nuba woman in Sudan - 1966

Source: Horst Lutz


Co-existing in harmony - April 1964

Source: Walter Chandoha


Victoria Falls, Zambia

Source: Walter Maeyers Edwards


Neil Armstrong floating in his space suit - 1967

Source: NASA


People survey the Giant Statues of Easter Island, Polynesia - December 1922

Source: J.P. Ault


Greek dancers at Poseidon's Temple - Greece 1930

Source: Maynard Owen Williams


A kitten on a floating Victoria Water Lily Pad- 1935


Astronaut Bruce McCandless floats a few meters away from Space Shuttle Challenger

Source: NASA


The wind sculpting the dunes of the Sahara, Algeria - 1973

Source: Thomas J. Abercrombie


Rainbow arches over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Source: Volkmar Wentzel


Atop a cliff overlooking a scenic bay near Trieste, Italy - 1956

Source: B. Anthony Stewart


Grace Kelly in Monaco - 1962

Source: Gilbert M.


Men at work; blasting granite to build tunnels - 1963

Source: Robert B. Goodman


Solitary fisherman's home in Newfoundland, Canada - 1974

Source: Sam Abell


Young people relax by a pool in California - 1940

Source: J. Bailor


A young girl plays inside a replica of a Lunar-module in Canada - August 1975

Source: Robert Madden


'Bathyscaphe Trieste' journeys to the bottom of the Mariana Trench - January 1960

Source: US Navy


A girl sitting by a lake in California - 1929

Source: Charles Martin


Sand and rain wreaks havoc over a lone automobile in Kuwait - 1969

Source: David Cupp


Balloon from Anchorage, Alaska, flies over Cook Inlet - 1986

Source: Chris Johns


Visitors in Acapulco, Mexico, as seen through a palm frond - 1964

Source: Thomas Nebbia


Incredible Hampi

Source: Vikram Phatdare


American bisons walking through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park - November 1967

Source: William Albert Allard


Flock of birds seen through an enclosed courtyard in Old Havana - December 1987

Source: James L. Stanfield


Egyptian belly dancer performs for tourists in Cairo - 1972

Source: Winfield Parks

Masthead Source: National Geographic


Fascinating, ain't it?