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[Mexico Photographica]
SOUTH OF THE BORDER 1941 MEXICAN VACATION [manuscript title]
[Various locations in Mexico, 1941. Forty-eight black-and-white photographs, each 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches, and three postcards, all captioned in white ink beneath the images. Quarto. Contemporary black cloth photo album. Some scuffing to edges and corners, minor soiling new endpapers. Photographs in excellent condition. Overall very good. A handsomely-produced annotated vernacular vacation photograph album capturing the sites seen by a St. Louis couple traveling through Mexico in 1941. The first photograph features the couple in St. Louis, and the second image show them in Laredo. The remainder of the album is comprised of scenes in Mexico, starting with an elevated view of Mexico City, followed by several street shots of Mexico City landmarks and other sites in the Mexican capital. They attend a Mexico City bullfight, and include here a few shots of a toreador named Conchita killing a bull, and the bull being "dragged out" of the arena. The couple then proceed to Xochimilco, where they visit a "Market Day," feature other street scenes, and a "typical home." They also show a market day in Toluca, a Diego Rivera fresco in Cuernavaca, an elevated view of Cholula, three different views of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, three shots of a street festival in Rancho el Blanco, an elevated view and a cathedral in Tasco, their hotel view in Taxco, street scenes in Monterrey and Vanegas, a shot of "Vanegas children," and a view of the Mexican countryside before boarding their freight train home. A well-constructed pictorial record of one American couple's Mexican vacation in … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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