National Geographic : 1947 Feb
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Richard H.Stewart Iztaccihuatl, the Aztecs' Sacred "White Woman," Holds Her Snowy Head High above the Pan American Highway The view is exceptionally clear; clouds usually cover Iztaccihuatl's face. Once this 17,342-foot peak was an active volcano, but no trace ofitscrater remains. Popo catepetl, its 17,887-foot neighbor, towers out of sight to the right. The expedition's station wagon hasjust left Mexico City.