Video: Glimpses of Peru, 1937

February 11th, 2010

In a country where the evidence of a long and fascinating history, from pre-Colombian to colonial to republican to more recent, is always in plain view, it is amazing to actually get taken back in time to see how things once were via a video of or a photograph.

Allow your eyes to pop out at 1930’s Lima, Huancayo, Arequipa and Lake Titicaca in full motion colour!


Thanks to TCM for publishing this ancient MGM production “TravelTalks: Glimpses of Peru” by James A. Fitzpatrick.

More time-travel here:

Cusco in 1954 in the Charlton Heston movie Secret of the Incas

Lima in 1944, in a documentary by the US State Department

People of the Mountains, rural Cusco in 1940

Lima of Yesteryear, photos of Lima from the 1920s to the 1970s

The Last Stop – nostalgia street, public transport as it was

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