This image is a snapshot of a typical moment occurring in a market in the streets of the Mexican city, Guanajuato. Children and women are seen managing the stalls while others browse through various hand made items that are displayed under tents along the sides of the buildings. The street is narrow because of the vendors’ stalls and it appears as though the tents line the street over hills and around bends and curves for quite a while. Having this image provides a lot of insight as to what trading and how the economy operated during this time. The picture was taken in the late 1800s, and the main mode of commerce at the time was in plazas and marketplaces much like this scene. Many of the goods were handmade by artisans who specialized in their craft and there were produce and other food products for sale as well. The way the Mexicans conducted business suggests that much of their business was locally centered and revolved around the nearest town where rural people could converge upon to trade their goods.