Image Description from historic lecture booklet: "This picture
gives a glimpse of only the business section of the magnificent
"city of palaces" -- Mexico City, the capital of the
republic. It is located in a Federal District, similar to our District
of Columbia. The population of the District is nearly a million of
which the city proper claims 633,000. This city was the capital of the
Montezuma's and probably had a population in 1531, when taken by the
Spaniards as large as at present. It contains noteworthy structures of
ancient days as well as beautiful modern buildings. Its cathedrals,
its museums, its floating gardens, are of profound interest to
travelers and scholars."
Original Collection: Visual Instruction Department Lantern Slides
Item Number: P217:set 051 024
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