Everyday Life of Mexico in 1958 captured through the lens

These fascinating photos from Leon Reed were taken by his father Walter Reed that documented the everyday life of Mexico in 1958.

“A trip to Mexico. We drove in via Nuevo Laredo, drove down to (and beyond) Mexico City (including Taxco, Cuernevaca, Teotihuacan, Morelia, etc.), and returned back via Nuevo Laredo. We were in Mexico for nearly a month.

We traveled everywhere you could go by trailer in the years between 1950-1964, and Mexico was by far the most spectacular trip in every sense of the word: most fabulous sights (both natural wonders and manmade/historic stuff), most “different” place, etc. My only regret is that we didn’t get far enough south or east to see any Maya sites – a shortcoming I need to fix in the next couple years.”




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