Saturday, October 03, 2015
Today I have some fun vintage slides from Nogales, Mexico, circa 1958. The slides are hand-dated May 4th, so... not quite Cinco de Mayo. But I assume that it was related in some way. Nogales is located at the northernmost border, right next to Nogales, Arizona.
This first photo shows a parade float with the Queen (queen of what?). I love the color, and the signs, and the busy crowds of people enjoying the festivities.
Hoo boy, both of these ladies are as lovely as can be!
This next photo was labeled, "Bevy of Beauties"; again, I love the color! Some of the señoritas to the left (not posing) look like they belong with group. Everyone is dressed so nicely, it makes me think of "Dapper Day" at Disneyland.
Here's another fun shot of the crowds; I'm sure tourism was (and is) a huge part of the local economy, which means that there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and curio shops.
And finally, here's a look at another float; I wonder if the waving lady is a local celebrity? Behind her a mariachi band adds music; behind the float we can see some men wearing elaborate feathered headdresses - I can only assume that they represented the indigenous Indian people of the region.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Nogales!