National Geographic : 1927 May
HATS FOR EVERY HEAD IN THE STALLS OF TIIE MERCADO DEL VOLADOR, OR THIEVES' MARKET, OFMEXICO CITY The Palace of Montezuma once stood on the site now occupied by the Volador, which gets its namefrom afavorite gymnastic game (volador) of the Aztecs. The Mexican takes great pride in his hat and wears the best he can afford. Some of the more ornate specimens weigh several pounds, depending upon the number of silver ornaments attached. Peons use the upturned brims of their cheap straw sombreros ascarryalls forfood and trinkets.