This picture was taken in 1880 and shows a poor Mexican peon couple. When I was growing up, my family spent lots of time traveling in Mexico. Not going to fancy resorts, but driving around the countryside. This was in the late 1960's and early 1970's. It is amazing to me that the picture above reminds me exactly of what I saw as we drove around the country. I will never forget the abject poverty of the people there. I have not been back to Mexico since then, so I wonder if the people in the countryside there still live in such poverty.