National Geographic : 1928 May
tCrl Photograph byAmerican Photo Supply LABOR UNIONS, HONORING LINDBERGH, PARADED BEFORE MEXICO'S FAMOUS CATHEDRAL(SEE, ALSO, PAGES 542 AND 546) This magnificent edifice is one of the largest churches on the Western Continent. Tradition says itsfoundations arecomposed largely ofsculptured Indian images and of fragments of building material which once formed the great Aztec temple thatstood near here when Cortez conquered Monte zuma. It was begun in 1573. Many wealthy Spaniards contributed ornaments of gold and silver, and aminer gave achalice covered with gems and valued at $300,000. Many peons believe that this giant building is hung on chains to prevent its destruction byearthquakes.