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December 11, 2011

22 Amazing Color Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Mexico in the 1950s and '60s

From the stone cities of the Maya to the might of the Aztecs, from its conquest by Spain to its rise as a modern nation, Mexico boasts a rich history and cultural heritage spanning more than 10,000 years.

In the 20th century, the city began to grow upwards as well as outwards. The column with the Angel of Independence was erected, the ironwork Legislative Palace, Palacio de Bellas Artes and a building called La Nacional. The first skyscraper, 40-story Torre Latinoamericana was built in the 1950s. Below are some rare and fascinating color photographs that capture street scenes of Mexico from between the 1950s and 1960s.

(Photos via Neat Stuff Blog)

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