Note on the Illustrations
A large proportion of the images used in this book have been taken directly from magazines published in the 1920s and 1930s and there has been no attempt to disguise their origins apart from essential improvements to the quality of the photographs themselves. Tears, smudges, or other imperfections that can still be found in the images should be seen as an integral part of these historical documents and any attempt to make them appear like standalone works of art has been deliberately avoided.
Every effort has been made to trace and contact copyright holders of these images and to obtain the required permissions for the use of copyright material prior to publication. However, in many cases this has not been possible. Sincere apologies are offered for any inadvertent errors or omissions. If notified, all effort will be made to correct any such errors at the earliest opportunity. For copyright reasons it has not been possible to include any images of the artwork of Miguel Covarrubias in the book.