Maynard Owen Williams

Enjoy these beautiful, rare images of Greece in color, captured from the camera of Maynard Owen Williams in the 1920s.
Spectators watch refugee children parade; Parthenon stands on horizon.  MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Spectators watch refugee children parade; Parthenon stands on horizon. MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

A woman wears a kimono with designs identical to that of a palace.  Location: Crete, Greece.  Photographer: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

A woman wears a kimono with designs identical to that of a palace. Location: Crete, Greece. Photographer: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Cretan women doing needlework. February 1929.   Photographer: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Cretan women doing needlework. February 1929. Photographer: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

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). Acropolis, Athens, Greece. Photographer: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Two women by the Parthenon in the costumes of Crete and Queen Amalie.Acropolis, Athens, Greece. MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Two women by the Parthenon in the costumes of Crete and Queen Amalie.Acropolis, Athens, Greece. MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Women at Temple of Nike wear costumes of Mani and Trikeri Island. MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

Women at Temple of Nike wear costumes of Mani and Trikeri Island. MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

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

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

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

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 1920s Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the 1920s

An actress in costume of Epirus stands at an outdoor oven. Location: Mount Parnassus, Greece.  Photographer: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

An actress in costume of Epirus stands at an outdoor oven. Location: Mount Parnassus, Greece. Photographer: MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS/National Geographic Creative

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