Funny that the ladies in this photo look old-fashioned in their 1930s clothing, when the Parthenon stands thousands of years older! (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

Two women with baskets used for gathering olives during harvest, Deka, Corfu; 1920's; Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien;  Source: National Geographic Stock

Two women with baskets used for gathering olives during harvest, Deka, Corfu; Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien;

A muleteer stands in the woods in Crete; 1920's; Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien;  Source: National Geographic Stock

A muleteer stands in the woods in Crete; Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien;

Actress in peasant dress from Thessaly; 1920's; Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien;  Source: National Geographic Stock

Actress in peasant dress from Thessaly Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien Source: National Geographic Stock

Selling Easter Candles and Fireworks in Piraeus Railway Station; Maynard Owen Williams; December 1930; National Geographic Magazine.

Kleingewerbe, um 1930

Selling Easter Candles and Fireworks in Piraeus Railway Station;

PELOPONNESUS, GREECE.   A Greek monk and his wife sit outside of a convent. Fred Boissonnas.  Credit: National Geographic Stock: Vintage Collection / The Granger Collection, NYC — All rights reserved.

A Greek monk and his wife sit outside of a convent. Credit: National Geographic Stock: Vintage Collection / The Granger Collection, NYC — All rights reserved.

Girls and boy wear Cretan costumes at pageant in the ancient stadium- Athens. National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the 1920s Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the 1920s

Girls and boy wear Cretan costumes at pageant in the ancient stadium. Location: Stadium at Athens, Greece. Photo by Maynard Owen Williams © National Geographic

B. ANTHONY STEWART, Members of the Presidential Guard stand at the Acropolis. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece. National Geographic Creative

ANTHONY STEWART, Members of the Presidential Guard stand at the Acropolis. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece.

Two women by the Parthenon in the costumes of Crete and Queen Amalie. National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the 1920s Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the 1920s

Two women by the Parthenon in the costumes of Crete and Queen Amalie. National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the

Women and girls in the garden of a country home, Deka, Corfu    Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien    Source: National Geographic Stock

Women and girls in the garden of a country home, Deka, Corfu Images by Maynard Owen Williams / Wilhelm Tobien Source: National Geographic Stock

A girl holds a paddle in an outdoor oven. Rizokarpasso-Cyprus. National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the 1920s Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the 1920s

A girl holds a paddle in an outdoor oven. National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the

Autochrome: Maynard Owen Williams, Athenian women sit near porch of Erechtheum, adorned with Caryatides. Acropolis, Athens, Greece.1920's

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

Two Girls and a Cypriot Priest Sit, Chatting During a Visit National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the 1920s Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the 1920s

Two Girls and a Cypriot Priest Sit, Chatting During a Visit National Geographic’s Greece in Color from the Photographer: Maynard Owen Williams in the

H Ελλάδα του 1920 σε 23 υπέροχες, έγχρωμες φωτογραφίες του National Geographic

H Ελλάδα του 1920 σε 23 υπέροχες, έγχρωμες φωτογραφίες του National Geographic

Νεαρή γυναίκα στα Χανιά - Η παραδοσιακή Ελλάδα του 1920 όπως την είδε το National Geographic!

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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