View of the Aztec-built Pyramid of the Sun in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, outside Mexico City, Mexico. It is the third largest pyramid in the world. Stairs lead to the top. View of sacrificial altar where human sacrifices were offered. Various Aztec idols on pedestals, displayed for tourists. A large stone calendar (the Piedra Del Sol) used by the Aztecs, with two guards standing by.
Alliance of Progress initiated by U.S. President John F. Kennedy to establish economic cooperation between North and South America. The exhibition of the program is inaugurated in Mexico City. Aerial view of the historical monuments in Mexico city. Aerial view of the Opera House, Torre Latinoamericana, Angel of Independence and other landmarks in the City. Traffic on streets. People crowd outside the exhibition hall. A poster of U.S. President John F. Kennedy at the entrance. President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos inaugurates the exhibition. Other dignitaries stand in the background. People stand in front of the Kennedy's poster. 'USA' hanged in between two poles. The dignitaries standing in front of the poster. A flag of Mexico flutters in the breeze. People inside the exhibition hall. A sign reads 'Alliance for Progress'. The poster of the President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos, U.S. President and other people the visitors look at the posters that are exhibited. The visitors looking at the posters. A model of an aircraft. Two women explaining to the visitors. A sign reads 'Visit United States'. People look at the U.S. from a screen. Two women distribute pamphlets. They promote tourism. A dignitary inaugurates the tourism department. People crowd outside the U.S. tourism department. A dignitary looks into a paper and speaks. A wall map in the background. The dignitary speaking and people listen to him. Posters on a revolving structure depicting the places that can be visited in the United Sates. Mexico President with other dignitaries look at the exhibition. The visitors visitors in the hall look at several things displayed.
View of tree lined Aztec Viga Canals in Mexico City. Indian poles boat through muddy water. Vegetables grow in the garden along canals. Man pushes boatload of fruits and vegetables down canals. Woman in boat makes tortillas. The palace gardens of the former Empress Charlotte. Views of the ancient aqueduct system in Mexico City.
Cross on top of Dome of the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) on the Main Square known as the Zocalo in Mexico City. Stone fence work and balcony area of the cathedral. Views of intricate stone carving work on the cathedral. Scene of streets of Mexico City with pedestrian and automobile traffic. A church bell high in the cathedral.
Line of U.S. battleships, including 1917 class (New Mexico class) such as the USS Idaho, USS Mississippi, USS New Mexico. Image of U.S. Capitol in Washington seen. U.S. Navy sailors parading in Washington, DC. Crowd gathered at Washington monument. Sailors on signal bridge of a U.S. warship, hoisting signals. Ships in distance. U.S. Navy sailors, aboard a destroyer, launching depth charges which explode and produce upsurge of water, behind the vessel. Sailors hurrying to their battle stations.
Mexican Indians use reed and palm to make objects of everyday use in Mexico. Reed plants along Lerma River in Mexico. Map shows Mexico and Rio Grane. Mexico City in map. Location of Lerma River near Mexico City. Reed plants growth near by river. Men stand in water and cut plants. Man pushes bundle of Reed over water.