The National Geographic Magazine
The National Geographic Magazine, published since 1888 is one of the best known magazines world-wide. The issues published before 1923 are public domain in the US. This gives us a wealth of material to publish: 34 years worth of heavily illustrated magazines, which will end up as text and HTML versions.
Since The National Geographic Society still holds a valid trademark on "National Geographic" and a range of variations of this name, we may need to publish it under a different name. I propose to use "Project Gutenberg Geographic Magazine." Of course, trademark law does not forbid us to indicate where we have sourced the material from (and to avoid confusion, we should do so, it should just be clear we are not associated in any way with the National Geographic Society).
This page will serve as a central location to track progress, similar in the way done for the Dutch De Aarde en haar Volken, with this difference that I propose to handle this magazine by issue, not by article.
Jeroen Hellingman is looking for the following issues related to the Philippines: March 1911, April 1912, September 1912, November 1913.
For all NG volumes, a full HTML version will be required, next to a text only version.
We aim to achieve a consistent look and feel for NG volumes, and thus will use a shared .CSS file, with common attributes that will be documented on this page (or a sub-page).
All illustrations will need to processed in an uniform way. Since we have several types of graphical elements, we will need to set guidelines for each of the following:
- Ornaments and Drop-Caps
- Line Drawings
- Black and White Drawings and Photographs
- Color Drawings and Photographs
Advertisements provide an excellent insight into the time they come from, so we typically want to retain them, even if only as illustrations. So when they are available in our sources, we will include them.
When we do not have the advertisements to a certain volume, we will not consider that a blocking impediment, but process the volume without advertisements. They can be added latter.
July: Frederick William Wallace, Walton Weston, Maynard Owens Williams. (dvdeug has copy)
Number 3, September: Robert F. Griggs: Our Great National Monument: An Account of the National Geographic Society's Completion of its Explorations in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, with 91 illustrations; Dr. A.L. Shelton: Life Among the People of Eastern Tibet, with 36 illustrations. (jhellingman has copy)
Number 5, November: India special: Through the Heart of Hindustan with 29 Illustrations; The Marble Dams of Rajputana with 13 Illustrations; The Empire of Romance - INDIA 16 Illustrations in Color; Outwitting the Water Demons of Kashmir with 9 Illustrations; A Pilgrimage of Amernath, Himalayan Shrine of the Hindu Faith with 29 Illustrations. (jhellingman has copy)
Issues published after 1922 are still copyrighted. The NGS has, as far as I have looked, always taken care to renew the copyrights on their magazine.