National Geographic : 1934 Dec
Photograph byEdwin L.Wisherd A HARD-FOUGHT POLO MATCH CEMENTS FRIENDSHIPS BETWEEN NATIONS In September, 1934, Mexican and U. S. Army teams met at Potomac Park, Washington, in international contestswitnessed byGovernment officials and other distin guished citizens. That they might quickly identify their mates, members of the team from the southern republic worejerseys marked bybroad horizontal bands ofcolor. Their opponents wore vertical stripes. Shins of the horses have been bandaged to protect them from hard-hit balls and swinging mallets.