Natural History and pictures of the people and the different races and tribes. African people from Bahia Brazil in 1840.
Aimoré or Nac-nanuk. Botocudos Family from Brazil in 1840.
A Zapotec woman of South Mexico. The Zapotecs are peoples of Mexico, and inhabiting the Mexican state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. In pre-Hispanic times the Zapotec were carrier of an advanced… Read More
Panama indian native costume. Indian women from Panama balance water jars on their heads with the grace of the ancient Greeks. Illustration by Jo Bartas.
Brazil dance costume. In the night clubs of Rio de Janeiro and other large Brazilian cities, one occasionally sees the Hollywood type of performer, whose exaggerated rhythms and fantastic costume… Read More
Traditional Mexican cowboy costume. The traditional costume of the charro, or Mexican cowboy, consists of a short jacket and tight trousers, which are ornamented with heavy gold or silver embroidery.… Read More
Mexican China Poblana dance costume. The China Poblana costume is worn for dancing the Jarabe Tapatío (Mexican Hat Dance), Mexico´s national folk dance. Illustration by Jo Bartas
The peruvian woman´s headdress.
Female from Santísima Trinidad de Huancayo, Peru. The people of Huancayo, in gorgeous rented costumes such as this, annually celebrate the fiesta of their city´s patron saint. Peruvian Indians love fiestas,… Read More
Women with fruits. Venezuela folk dress. Women in Venezuela, as in all other Latin american countries, carry great burdens of fruits or vegetables on their heads. Illustration by Jo Bartas.