National Geographic : 1953 Mar
© National Geographic Society " Nell Burton Spreads a Pleated Halo Across Glowing Tiles This flowered dress came from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico. Tehuana women have been celebrated since Spanish times for their beauty, costumes, and heavy gold necklaces. They use colors a macaw would envy. Kodachromes by Hugh M. Iamill, Jr. " Green, White, and Red Spell Freedom to Every Mexican Legend says the god Mexitli ordered the wander ing Aztecs to build their capital at the spot where they found an eagle clutching a serpent above a cactus. That place became Mexico City. The Re public's flag commemorates its founding.