Seeing the Sights in Mexico: Tijuana1938

In July of 1938, Keith took a trip down to Tijuana, Mexico and attended a bull-fight. He purchased a Mexican hat and brought it home and it was his prized possession for many years.  Here are photos of his father and sister wearing the hat in fun.

Ronald in the Mexican Hat

Ronald in the Mexican Hat

Miriam in Mexican Hat next to Aunt Nellie

Miriam in Mexican Hat next to Aunt Nellie

Miriam in the Mexican Hat

Miriam in the Mexican Hat

On the back of the photo below it is dated July 3, 1938 which may have been the opening day of the great bull fighting stadium in Tijuana.  He writes” Pancho [Macdanald], the top row Matador.” Unfortunately, I cannot make out the last name of the matador.  I have tried various versions to see if I could find out more information in Google but have not been able to do so.

There was a rather well known and popular bullfighting stadium in Tijuana but it seems to have been torn down at this time.

Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat

Bullfight

Bullfight 1938

Backside of Bullfight Photo

Backside of Bullfight Photo

This means that my Dad, Keith, did get to do international travel by visiting Mexico and Canada.  When I visited Mexico in 1974 I tried to find a hat just like the one he had purchased but they were all too fancy and ornate.

About BJ MacDonald

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