News, features, and commentary from the biggest city in the Americas, Mexico City.
Today we present a remarkable look at life in Mexico City … from 1942.
This film, The Day is New: Dawn to Darkness in Mexico City, is a short documentary by Mexican director Agustin P. Delgado. It shows a day in the life of our city, as it was some 70 years ago.
We see the Zócalo as it hasn’t looked in years — with trees. It’s a far cry from the sterile “Red Square” look of today.
We see streetcars, a mode of transportation that existed in the city between 1856 and 1979.
Even the famous Sanborns’ Casa de los Azulejos makes an appearance in this film.
Take a look and see just how much the city has changed.