National Geographic : 1934 Dec
Photograph by Albert T.Luscher GALLEONS FROM MANILA ONCE TRADED SPICES FOR SHAWLS IN ACAPULCO HARBOR Under the menacing guns of the ancient Fort of San Diego (right foreground), East met West to exchange merchandise. Legend tells of aChinese princess, once sold into slavery here, who, on becoming a Christian, was beloved by all when she gave away her silks and jewels. The red skirt with agreen border, white-embroidered blouse, and jauntily draped shawl that she wore became, with innovations, the local costume. The city offered soft beds and green vegetables tothe foot-weary author and his two companions.