Vacation Trip to Mexico City, D.F. September, 1940. [Holograph drop title].
[Texas / Mexico].: 1940. 9 x 11-3/4 inches. 75 b&w photographs on 19 leaves, including one laid-in photo. Photos 3" x 3". Ornate wooden album with wooden cutout of a cactus and a sleeping man in a sombrero to front cover, fragile tan leaves. Many photographs captioned in ink on the lower margin of the photos themselves. Leaves chipping at the edges, with some loss. Very Good.
Photograph album documenting a trip by three 20-something White American men to various locations in Mexico shortly before the U.S. entered WWII. The men flew out of El Paso, Texas, and traveled to Mexico City, Taxco, Cuernavaca, Teotihuaca, and other locations. In addition to typical scenes of landmarks, buildings, etc., the album includes rare glimpses of daily life in Mexico, with images of street and market scenes, a bullfight, landmarks off the beaten path, and more.