20 Amazing Vintage Chihuahua Photos

20 Amazing Vintage Chihuahua Photos

These vintage Chihuahua photos show a rare side of this modern day metropolis. The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The city was founded in 1709 by Spanish explorers. Miguel Hidalgo, considered the Father of the Country, was held prisoner in the Federal Palace of Chihuahua and executed in 1811 at the nearby Government Palace by the Spaniards.  During the Mexican-American War, Chihuahua fell to U.S. forces in 1847, after the Mexican Army was defeated at the Battle of the Sacramento, 15 miles north of the city. Today, the city is a modern metropolis of almost one million people.

The cathedral, Chihuahua, Mexico
The cathedral, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1891

Vintage Chihuahua Photos

Calle de Guadaloupe, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1880, vintage photo

Mexican revolutionary leader Pascual Orozco, vintage photo


Water cart, Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo 1880

Cathedral, Chihuahua, vintage photo 1909

Church of San Francisco, Chihuahua vintage photo 1880

Chihuahua from the cathedral vintage photo 1880


Calle de Guadeloupe, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1891, vintage photo

Chiricahua chief, 1884, vintage photo

Chihuahua Prison, 1910

Gen. P. Oroszco, Chihuahua, vintage photo 1910

Chihuahua, Mexico, looking east vintage photo 1880

Mexican laundry, Chihuahua, Mexico vintage photo 1880

Hospital at Chihuahua vintage photo 1917

Front of unfinished church in Chihuahua vintage photo 1850

Largest lumber mill in the world, Pearson, Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo, 1908

Mexican War, 1914: religious procession in Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 1900

Most of these vintage chihuahua photos were taken by American newspaper photographers.

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