National Geographic Magazine November 1913

Through his text and images—carefully hand-colored by National Geographic staffers—Dean Worcester conveyed to a mass audience of American readers his sense of the racial landscape of the Philippines and boasted of “what has been done for them under American rule.” The images selected for his November 1913 National Geographic article introduced appealing figures representing tribes rather than individuals; vibrant colors accentuated the sense of the exotic for American readers.

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