National Geographic : 1939 Jan
(.) iNational Geographic society Kodachrome Photograph byB.Anthony Stewart A "CHINA POBLANA" SMILES FROM A FRAME OF HER CAPTORS' SOMBREROS Years ago a Chinese princess, legend tells, was rescued from a pirate ship by a vessel bound for Mexico. Homesick inthestrange land, she embroidered costumes of her birthplace (Plate II). She was known as " China Poblana"-Chinese womanof Puebla. The term isnow used forthis popular folk dress. With thick brim, high crown, and silver ornaments, handsome sombreros may cost $500.