Video: People of the Mountains, 1940

June 2nd, 2010

Erpi Classroom Films Inc. filmed this piece in rural Cusco in 1940. First presenting the contrast between the republican grandeur of Lima and the Andean stylings of Cusco, it goes on to follow the day to day live of rural Cusqueños. In the images you will also see Machu Picchu before its restoration, as well as Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo and a Cusco without cars.

More time-travel here:

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

Lima of the Oligarchy, 1937

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

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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