Indigenous of Chapultepec. Around Mexico City 1840.

Indigenous of Chapultepec Mexico.


Mexique No.15, AMÉRIQUE INDIEN DE CHAPULTEPEC (Environs de Mexico). Musée cosmopolite No. 249.

Source: Le Musée cosmopolite. Costumes actuels de tous les peuples, gravés sur acier par les premiers Graveurs de Paris. Paris, Ancienne Mon Aubert, ca. 1850-1860. Galerie Royale de Costumes.

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