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The Two Mexicos
Description: Footage in Mexico, including Mexico City, from the 1950s.
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Clip #: TFA-163B
Length: 15:51
Color: Color
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Central America
Country: Mexico
Subject: Famous Buildings
Original: 16mm
1950s, Mexico, Mexico City, city park with palm trees, National Palace, Palacio de Bellas Artes, floral wreaths, Monument to Benito Juárez, Monument to Benito Juarez, men getting shoes shined on sidewalk, man holding and brushing puppies, modern mid rise buildings, avenues, street scene, tree lined avenue, Paseo de la Reforma, Equestrian statue of Charles IV, El Caballito, El Ángel, El Angel, El Ángel de la Independencia, El Angel de la Independencia, flame, fountain, amusement park, fair, amusement park rides, children riding miniature train, illuminated miniatures of National Palace and Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Xochimilco, floating gardens, Trajineras, gondola like boats on canal, snow capped mountain in distance, outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lush foliage, man putting flower petals into swimming pool, man diving into swimming pool and swimming through flower petals, woman and boy holding flowers

From 9:23 corresponds to Hotel Ruiz Galindo and its famous gardenia swimming pool,this located on Fortin de las Flores,Veracruz and the mountain in the background is the Pico de Orizaba

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