In this photo from the December 1990 issue, a mariachi band serenades newlyweds on the way to their reception in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Mariachi bands have been around since the 1860s, when France occupied Mexico.

Martial Mariachi

In this photo from the December 1990 issue, a mariachi band serenades newlyweds on the way to their reception in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Mariachi bands have been around since the 1860s, when France occupied Mexico.
photograph by DANNY LEHMAN, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION

These 28 vintage Nat Geo photos are candid snapshots of the past

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