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