National Geographic : 1937 May
A MEXICAN LAND OF LAKES AND LACQUERS 647 EVEN THE VENDER MOURNS AS SHE SELLS CANDLES FOR THE DEAD For a few cents, a handful of white tapers may be purchased. Later, the candles will be burned over the graves by the womenfolk of this Indian buyer, who will be singing raucously in a friend's home at the time. Photographs by Helene Fischer NEXT TO "BREAD," CANDLES ARE IN GREATEST DEMAND On ordinary market days the tapers are generally hung by their wicks from racks, but business today is so brisk that they are tied in bundles. The little girl has wrapped her blue and white rebozo, or scarf, tightly around her head to ward off the chill morning air.