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July 5, 2017

99 Rare and Amazing Photos Document Everyday Life of Guatemala From Between the 1910s and 1920s

Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast, and it is the most populated state in Central America.

Most of the country was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, becoming part of the viceroyalty of New Spain. Guatemala attained independence in 1821 as part of the Federal Republic of Central America, which dissolved in 1841.

From the mid to late 19th century, Guatemala experienced chronic instability and civil strife. Beginning in the early 20th century, it was ruled by a series of dictators backed by the United Fruit Company and the United States government.

These rare and amazing photos from esta_ahi that documented everyday life of people in Guatemala in the early 20th century.


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