Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

School children playing on Olympic logo Mexico 68.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

In advance of the Summer Olympic Games which would take place in Mexico City, making it the first Games to be staged in Latin America and hosted by a developing country, LIFE photographer John Dominis came and offered an intimate look at the people, their life and their rich culture. Take a look at the country through vibrant photographs taken by Dominis during his stay below.

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Men wearing masks performing.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

16-year-old Olympic Stadium being refurbished including a colored apron which directs crowds to the entrances.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

A child carrying bouquet on her way to the fiesta.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Park dancers in flurry of action.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

A park dancer clapping to the rhythm.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Vendor selling pinwheels at La Merced market.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Young girl with flowers in her hair.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

15-feet plastic fencer in en garde position erected in the stands at Aztec Stadium for Olympic Games.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Couples in Chapultepec Park.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Chamula women participating in cambio de mayordomo.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Line of people under building facade.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Structures rising high above Satellite City.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Olympic posters decorating a wall.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Mother nursing child while burning incense.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Mariachi singers strumming on ukuleles.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

A lily seller.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

Man selling balloons.
Vibrant Vintage Photos of Mexico in 1968

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