Saturday, September 14, 2013
South of the border, down Mexico way... but not very far into Mexico! In fact, Nogales (in the Mexican state of Señora) is right on the border to the US (it is adjacent to Nogales, Arizona). Which makes is a convenient and popular destination for American tourists. Bars, restaurants, strip clubs, curio stores, fireworks (I added that last one myself), Nogales has it all! It's where I go to have my annual face lifts.
I like this first shot, from March 1955, looking down Aveninda Obregon. you can see some of the clubs, restaurants, etc, that I told you about in the first paragraph. And you thought I was lying! It looks very vibrant and fun. Check out the cars! I couldn't help noticing a sign to the extreme left, featuring a certain famous cartoon mouse.
In this postcard from roughly the same era, we get a better view of "Mickey Mouse Curios". I'm sure Walt Disney spent lots of time here when he wasn't making cartoons or building Disneyland.
On a later postcard, the sign has been updated, and so has the store... The NEW Mickey Mouse Curios store. From what I can glean from the interwebs, the store sold cowboy boots and other clothing items.
Now back to 1955! This savvy couple has discovered the store where they could get the best liquor deals in all of Nogales. I'd like a big bottle of pulque (to pour on my Cap'n Crunch). Is the lady's purse made of bamboo?!