National Geographic : 1934 Nov
Photograph by F.Villegas Aramayo THE BRASS BAND BLARES, THE GRAND MARCH STARTS-IT'S FIESTA TIME AT A TINMINE IN THE ANDES Indians whose ancestors fought the Incas and the Spaniards labor stolidly in the white man's mines until the frequent fiestas. Then, with music, drink, dance, and dynamite, they quit work and celebrate (see text, page 646). Musicians brought from Oruro toot their hardest as theprocession moves along Main Street, lined with makeshift liquor booths and stalls. The General Manager and Chief of Police are at its head, followed by the gringoengineers, office staff, high-class Bolivians, Cholos (half-breeds), and Indians. The banner of the district school is borne in the van.