Maynard Owen Williams

Enjoy these beautiful, rare images of Greece in color, captured from the camera of Maynard Owen Williams in the 1920s.
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Portrait of woman in costume typical of Epirus at Delphic Festival. National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the 1920s Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the 1920s

Portrait of woman in costume typical of Epirus at Delphic Festival. National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the

Women wear authentic garb from Crete (left) and Peloponnesus (right).                Acropolis, Athens, Greece.  Photographer: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Women wear authentic garb from Crete (left) and Peloponnesus (right). Credit: National Geographic Stock: Vintage Collection / The Granger Collection, NYC — All rights reserved.

Ladies in old-fashioned, 1930s, clothing, in front of  Parthenon Photo: Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic.

Women rest at the Parthenon whose damaged structure is under repair, December Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

A young woman in the dress of the Peloponnesian Greeks from Nemea. Photograph by MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS

These 18 Autochrome Photos Will Transport You to Another Era

Two actors portray life in Ancient Greece at Poseidon's Temple, Sounion-1930 autochrome photo Maynard Owen Williams

Two actors portray life in Ancient Greece at Poseidon's Temple, autochrome photo Maynard Owen Williams

Athenian women sit near porch of Erechtheum, adorned with Caryatides.  MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creativehttp://www.natgeocreative.com/ngs/photography

Autochrome: Maynard Owen Williams, Athenian women sit near porch of Erechtheum, adorned with Caryatides.

Women wear costumes from Mani (left) and Trikeri Island (right).MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Women wear costumes from Mani (left) and Trikeri Island (right).MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Ένας ημιονηγός σε δάσος της Κρήτης           A muleteer stands in the woods in Crete.MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Maynard Owen Williams was a National Geographic correspondent from He was an inveterate traveller who began traveling in his teens, e.

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