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November 21, 2019

50 Color Snaps Capture Street Scenes of Mexico in the Early 1970s

Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometers (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world.

Mexico is the tenth most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. It is a federation comprising 31 states plus Mexico City (CDMX), which is the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the country include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana, and León.

Due to its rich culture and history, Mexico ranks first in the Americas and seventh in the world for number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is an ecologically megadiverse country, ranking fifth in the world for its biodiversity and receives a huge number of tourists every year.

These fascinating snaps were taken by lindsaybridge that show street scenes of Mexico in 1971.

Veracruz. Fruit on sale

Veracruz. Tram on waterfront

Beach near Tampico in the Gulf of Mexico

Church in Vera Cruz

Ciudad Juárez. PCC 1509 approaching the border with USA from Mexican side, a river divides

Ciudad Juárez. PCC 1516 tram approaching border into Mexico

Córdoba. Setting off on pony ride to the ruined church and lava flow from a Mexican village

Cuernavaca. Cathedral San Francisco

Cuernavaca. Outside the Cathedral San Francisco

Cuernavaca. Town fiesta in Jardin Borda

Cuernavaca. View from the Hotel Jardin Borda

Cuernavaca. Women washing outside the hotel

Mazatlan. Children playing

Mexican village street

Mexican village street

Mexico City. Barges for tourists at Xochimilco

Mexico City. Boulevard near the Museum

Mexico City. Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexico City. Gate to the palace and castle, Chapultepec

Mexico City. Line up of trolleybuses outside University of Mexico

Mexico City. Mural on wall at the University of Mexico

Mexico City. PCC No, 2209 on centre reservation wide boulevade on line to Xomilcio

Mexico City. PCC No. 2144 near the railway station

Mexico City. PCC No. 2145 near the Railway Station

Mexico City. PCC No. 2409 with youths riding on bumper near the Railway Station

Mexico City. Plaza fronting the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mexico City. Rear view of PCC No, 2190 along centre reservation

Mexico City. Trolleybus No. 3220 near the University

Mexico City. Trolleybus No. 3613 on tram line bound for 'Puerto Aereo' 

Mexico City. Workers rally in front of Railway Station

Tampico ferries

Tampico Post Office

Tampico tram No. 26

Tampico. Ex St. Louis PCC Tram Car No. 732. Tampico line to Playa closed 13 Dec. 1974

Tampico. Fruit stall

Tampico. Letter writers

Tampico. Older tram No. 26

Tampico. PCC car No. 1784 in city street 

Tampico. PCC car No. 1794 in city street

Tampico. Ship and flat top wagon at wharf

Tampico. Tram depot

Tampico. Waterfront

Tequila. Blown glassware on display in factory

Tequila. Early morning of Mexican Greyhound preparing for trip

Tequila. Mexican buses

Tequila. The Tequila Factory and the pines that are used to ferment Tequila

Vera Cruz. Bogie Car No. 203 in city street

Vera Cruz. Older tram car No.206

Vera Cruz. Single Truck Tram Car No. 133

Vera Cruz. Tram depot




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