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March 15, 2017

45 Vivid Color Photos Document Everyday Life of Peru in the 1960s

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.

Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures spanning from the Norte Chico civilization in Caral, one of the oldest in the world, to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America.

The Peruvian population is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages. This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.

Here is a wonderful collection of 45 vivid color photos that shows everyday life of Peru in the 1960s.

Crowd at the door of church or cathedhral, Cuzco, Peru, 1960.

People at the door of church or cathedhral, Cuzco, Peru, 1960

Cuzco Plaza de Armas, 1967

Women from Cuzco to Machu Pichu, Peru, 1967

Cuzco, Peru, 1963

Cuzco, Peru, 1963

Family in Yerupaja, Peru, 1966

Government Palace, Lima, Peru, 1967

Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun, Cuzco, Peru

Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun, Cuzco, Peru

Iquitos, Peru, 1963

Looking down to a corner of the Plaza de Armas, Cuzco, Peru, 1967

Main shopping street in Lima, Peru, 1960

Man in the door of church, Cuzco, Peru, 1960

Man with guitar in Cuzco, Peru, 1960

Market in Pisac, Peru, 1963

Market in Puno, Peru, 1963

Monastery near cuzco, Peru, 1960

Mother and child in Yerupaja, Peru, 1966

On the way to Machu Pichu via railroad, 1960

Organ grinder with monkey and kids, Lima, Peru, 1960

People in Yerupaja, Peru, 1966

Peruvian girl in 1966

Pisac, Paru, 1963

Pisac, Paru, 1963

Portrait of a Peruvian woman in 1966

Puno, Peru, 1963

Sloped Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru, 1967

Street car in Lima, Peru, 1960

Street in Arequipa, Peru, 1963

Street in Cuzco, Peru 1963

Street in Cuzco, Peru 1963

Street in Yerupaja, Peru, 1966

Street market in Yerupaja, Peru, 1966

Tomatoes at the market, Huancayo, highland Peru, 1967

Torre Tagle Palace, Lima, 1967

Wman at street market in Yerupaja, Peru, 1966

Women in Cuzco, Peru, 1967

Airport in Cuzco, Peru, 1960

Altiplano, Peru, 1963

Altiplano, Peru, 1963

Archbishop's Palace, Plaza de Armas in central Lima, 1967

Arequipa street, Peru, 1967

At the airport in Cuzco, Peru, 1960

Church terrace overlooking Plaza de Armas, Cuzco, 1967



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