Old National Geographic illustrations

for some reason fill me with a nameless sense of loss and joy at the same time.


About Judd Trout

Judd Palmer is one of the Old Trouts.

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2 Responses to Old National Geographic illustrations

  1. Miriam says:

    like what would have happened if the caveman had discovered oil? Ha.

  2. Miriam says:

    Some people say that the caveman was the first victim of genocide. Others say that they were bred out.
    I thought it was interesting that they apparently didn’t migrate. Did they think they could tough it out? Did they think the key to survival was staying put and conquering the environment? Don’t we do that today?
    I think the reason for their extinction is a pretty interesting one. Could they not adapt? Or was their simplicity and strength so threatening that they were wiped out? Do you feel a sense of loss at that picture because they knew what was up? Or do you feel a sense of joy because it’s still in us?