An Empire Ends - Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic - This 1923 photo captures Constantinople at the end of the Ottoman Empire and the beginning of the Turkish Republic. Seven years later, the city was renamed Istanbul.
On the Riverbank A fakir, or religious ascetic, sits beside the Ganges River, the holiest of India's waters, in Benares. This photo appeared in the 1926 National Geographic article "Streets and Palaces of Colorful India.
Grape Pickers Young grape-pickers gather at the estate of Baron Langwerth-Simmern in Eltville, Germany, in The estate, which dates back to still produces wine to this day. These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch