Alex and Mabel* share a tetrahedral kiss

National Geographic has been publishing gorgeous photographs for 125 years, so starting a Tumblr feed seems a natural step for the dowdy journal. One of the first entries features Mabel Gardiner Hubbard Bell [See update below] inside a tetrahedral kite frame, while her husband, Alexander Graham Bell, leans in for a kiss. Doesn’t it just make you wish you had known these two?

NGS Picture ID:114038

Dated October 10 16, 1903, this photo surely must have been taken at Beinn Bhreagh. Click on the image to see the full-sized version.

*UPDATE: It appears there is controversy about whether the woman in this photo is Mabel Hubbard or her daughter, Marian Hubbard Bell, known as Daisy. See my follow-up here.

H/T: Salon.com

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