NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WOMEN OF THE PAST 1978

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National Geographic January 1978 soviet gymnast Olga Korbut
The famed Soviet gymnast trained in a special sports school litke this one, where a student learns to add a ballerina's grace to her acrobatics.
National Geographic January 1978 - Photographs Gordon W. Gaham
Article by John J. Putman  : The City Around Red Square Moscow
National Geographic January 1978 Zulu beauty Swazi women wedding

Young Swazi women put on their holiday best.
National Geographic January 1978
Photographs & Article by Volkmar Wentzel  : Zulu King Weds a Swazi Princess

National Geographic February 1978 bridesmaid Bon Secour Alabama cute girl

Early French colonizers of the coast left a legacy of names like Bon Secour, Alabama, where a bridesmaids pauses under Spanish moss.
National Geographic February 1978 - Photographs Charles O'Rear
Article by Gordon Young  : The Gulf's Workaday Waterway

National Geographic February 1978 Rio Carnival Brazilian flickers samba
Inflamed by Carnival, a young Brazilian flickers to a samba at one of Rio Janeiro's expensive balls.
National Geographic February 1978 - Photographs Nicholas deVore III
Article by Bart Mc Dowell  : Brazil's Golden Beachhead
National Geographic February 1978 Marise Prosdocimo Brazil teenager sculpture
Bearing the torch of modern sculpture, teenager Marise Prosdocimo aspires to create the kind of whimsical works that surround her at the Center for Creativity in Curitiba
National Geographic February 1978 - Photographs Nicholas deVore III
Article by Bart Mc Dowell  : Brazil's Golden Beachhead
National Geographic February 1978 girl Brazil agricultural
Replanting continues, as a girl closes the pail that gave agricultural workers their nickname : boias frias, or cold lunches.
National Geographic February 1978 - Photographs Nicholas deVore III
Article by Bart Mc Dowell  : Brazil's Golden Beachhead
National Geographic February 1978 Camargo Guarnieri Sao Paulo symphony Paulistas
At a party commemorating the 50th anniversary of Camargo Guarnieri as conductor of the Sao Paulo symphony, tow Paulistas eptomize the role of their city as a leader in Brazilian Culture.
National Geographic February 1978 - Photographs Nicholas deVore III
Article by Bart Mc Dowell  : Brazil's Golden Beachhead
National Geographic March 1978 ladakhis shangri-la
Their hands seldom idle, Ladakhis of both sexes avail themselves of every sprare minute (whether standing or sitting) to spin sheep's wool on twerling distaffs.
National Geographic March 1978 - Photographs Lynn Abercrombie
Article by Thomas J. Abercrombie  : Ladakh - The last Shangri-la
National Geographic March 1978 Karen Carew Fermin National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia Illinois
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois.
Technician Karen Carew points to a straight line, possibly the track of a pion dislodged form its spot in a neon atom's nucleus by a neutrino traveling at the speed of light.
National Geographic March 1978 - Photographs James P. Blair
Article by Rick Gore  : Eyes of Science
National Geographic March 1978 Amanda Meghan Williams Arkansas Ozarks
Tickled to be here, twins Amanda and Meghan Williams traded beach for mountain when their parents left jobs in Florida to start a new life in the Arkansas Ozarks.
National Geographic March 1978 - Photographs Matt Bradley
Article by Boyd Gibbons  : Easygoing, hardworking Arkansas
National Geographic april 1978 Zorine disco club Chicago fashionable after-hours
"That toddling town" : Zorine's, a disco club for members only, rates as one of Chicago's most fashionable after-hours "in" spots. Here the city's B. P. "Beautiful People" come to see and be seen.
National Geographic April 1978 - Photographs Steve Raymer
Article by Harvey Arden : Out where prairie, lake, and river meet there's a phenomenom they call Chicago !
National Geographic april 1978 Shelly Craig Yukon
Fresh face of the Yukon, Shelly Craig is among a growing number of young people seeking adventure and opportunity in this rugged northland, where the median age is only 24.
National Geographic April 1978 - Photographs George F. Mobley
Article by Robert Booth : Call of the North Yukon fever
National Geographic May 1978 camel australia Robyn Davidson travel continent
Most important I discovered that camels make lovable friends if treated right - though they're not above conning a meal.
National Geographic May 1978 - Photographs Rick Smolan
Article by Robyn Davidson : ALONE. Daring the harsh and beautiful Australian outback, a young woman makes a remarkable journey across half a continent.
National Geographic May 1978 camel young woman journey across Australia Robyn Davidson
We couldn't believe it. The camels' eyes grew wider and wider as we stood on a beach and looked out over the Indian Ocean.
National Geographic May 1978 - Photographs Rick Smolan
Article by Robyn Davidson : ALONE. Daring the harsh and beautiful Australian outback, a young woman makes a remarkable journey across half a continent.
National Geographic May 1978 Wilma Rudolph Olympics games  1960
Heroine of the 1960 Olympics, when she won three gold medals, runner Wilma Rudolph is now a civic and state booster.
National Geographic May 1978 - Photographs Jodi Cobb
Article by Michael Kernan : There's more to Nashville than Music.
National Geographic May 1978 Dolly Parton Nashville soprano
Belting out joyfull on tour, Dolly Parton epitomizes the dream of many a country-singer sans songwriter : stardom in the pop-music market.
National Geographic May 1978 - Photographs Jodi Cobb
Article by Michael Kernan : There's more to Nashville than Music.
National Geographic june 1978 Burgundy France old woman carring chikens
Going to pot, two ruffled aristrocrats are to be summarily escored from Bourg en Bresse (France) in a market-Basket tumbrel.
National Geographic June 1978 - Photographs Robert Freson
Article by Wiliam Davenport : Living the good life in Burgundy
National Geographic june 1978 Angèle Birotte Burgundy Arcenant old woman
Bringing in the weeds, Mme Angèle Birotte of Arcenant (France) cuts and collects wild grasses between her well-tended garden plot and the road.
National Geographic June 1978 - Photographs Robert Freson
Article by Wiliam Davenport : Living the good life in Burgundy
National Geographic june 1978 Vivian Hovsepian Kiss me I am Armenian
Open-armed message proclaims the pride of New Jersey-born Vivian Hovsepian. She speak for many of the half a milion Armenians in the United States when she says : "I'm kind of clannish about Armenians. Most of my friends are Armenians. And so I look for Armenian things."
National Geographic June 1978 - Photographs Harry N. Naltchayan
Article by Robert Paul Jordan : The Proud Armenians
National Geographic July 1978 woman day of the rice god
National Geographic July 1978 - Photographs H. Edward Kim
Article by Douglas Lee : A folk festival in rural Japan - Day of the Rice God
National Geographic July 1978 lake Erie Put in Bay young girl
At Put-in-Bay a bather drapes herself with algae.
National Geographic July 1978
 Photographs & Article by Terry & Lyntha Eiler : Yesterday Lingers on Lake Erie's Bass Islands
National Geographic July 1978 Gail Jellison boat woman
Some folks cruise over from the mainland and just drop anchor. Gail Jellison ferries guests to a raft party; her parenst have spent weekends aboard their yacht in Put-in-Bay for nearly thirty years.
National Geographic July 1978
 Photographs & Article by Terry & Lyntha Eiler : Yesterday Lingers on Lake Erie's Bass Islands
National Geographic September 1978 iesta princess Evonne Trujillo Mexico
At the annual fiesta at Santa Fe, fiesta princess Evonne Trujillo, 19, recites the Lord's Prayer in Indian sing language.
National Geographic September 1978 - Photographs Craig Aurness
Article by Robert Laxalt : New Mexico's Mountains of Mystery
National Geographic October 1978 gorilla sign language
"Smile !" In vain, Koko sign for Michael to smile for his picture. The gorillas regularly converse in sign language, and Michael has begun to teach signs to volunteer baby-sitters (such as the one for "chase"), a favorite game.
National Geographic October 1978 - Photographs Ronald H. Cohn, Ph.D.
Article by Francine Patterson : Conversation with a Gorilla
​National Geographic October 1978 Kozmas restaurant Vancouver Belly dancer
Baubles, bangles, and belly dancing help cash and ouzo flow at the Kozmas, a restaurant owned by tow Greek families but staffed by a Malaysian, a Jamaican, and an Australian. All representative of Vancouver's rich ethnic mix.
National Geographic October 1978 - Photographs Charles O'Rear
Article by Mike Edwards : Dream on, Vancouver
National Geographic October 1978 Diane Abbott Nebraska sand hills
On a two-week homecoming from Vail, Colorado, 25-yers-old Diane Abbott still has "sand in my sohes", but says "there isn't a whole lot for you here, unless you're going to be a rancher."
National Geographic October 1978 - Photographs Jodi Cobb
Article by John Madson : Nebraska's Sand Hills - Lands of Long Sunsets
National Geographic October 1978 Nebraska's Sand Hills Tara Jane Estes Lisa Rhoades
Second fiddle to her larger dreams, 17-years-old Lisa Rhoades's talent for bluegrass music will, she hopes, see her through college and low school. Here, with niece Tara Jane Estes, she warms up for an old-time fiddling contest at Thedford's high school.
National Geographic October 1978 - Photographs Jodi Cobb
Article by John Madson : Nebraska's Sand Hills - Lands of Long Sunsets
​National Geographic October 1978 Djibouti Natinon women child care
To nourrish a healthier future, the Roman Catholic Social Home for African Women holds child-care classes.
National Geographic October 1978
Photographs & Article by Marion Kaplan : Djibouti, Tiny New Nation on Africa's Horn
National Geographic November 1978 Washington's Yakima Valley sheep Susan Hanke
Like many valley farmwives, his mother, Susan Hanke, tends a flock of sheep for her personnal income.
National Geographic November 1978 - Photographs Sisse Brimberg
Article by Mark Miller : Northwest Oasis Washington's Yakima Valley
National Geographic November 1978 Ballinasloe Irish feminine beauty
With rosy cheeks and twinkling blue eyes, a dark-tressed lass at the Ballinasloe fair epitomizes Irish feminine beauty
National Geographic November 1978 - Photographs Adam Woolfitt
Article by Allan C. Fisher, Jr. : Where the river Shannon flows
National Geographic December 1978 Bridget Westcott Glossbrenner Ontario Lawrence Seaway ports
Learning the rope, deckhand Bridget Westcott sets steel mooring cables on the 730-foot Glossbrenner, one of the workhorse freighters serving Ontario's 35 St. Lawrence Seaway ports. Ignoring detractors claiming a woman can't do it, 22-years-old Westcott has worked her way up to the wheelhouse "the old way-on deck."
National Geographic December 1978 - Photographs Sam Abell
Article by David S. Boyer : Canada's Keystone Ontario
National Geographic December 1978 Mennonite Kitchener Canada
Weaving family ties as strong as their Mennonite faith, sisters - Two of them twins - help their mother husk corn after a buggy ride to the fields to pick it. The austere, selfsufficient Mennonites near Kitchener, descandants of pioneers from Pennsylvania and Europe, win admiration for ther fine farms with high yields based on crop rotation and manure fertilizer. But they are often at odds with the government for their unwillingness to partipate in welfare programs, join cooperatives, or be computerized.
National Geographic December 1978 - Photographs Sam Abell
Article by David S. Boyer : Canada's Keystone Ontario
National Geographic December 1978 Thor Heyerdahl
National Geographic December 1978 - Photographs Carlo Mauri
Article by Thor Heyerdahl : Tigris sails into the past