Col. Villa (LOC)

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Col. Villa


1911 May (date created or published later by Bain)


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.



Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.

Photo shows Francisco "Pancho" Villa (1877-1923), a Mexican revolutionary general. Possibly taken the day of the capture of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, which took place on May 8, 1911. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008 and 2010)

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).





Format: Glass negatives.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


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Call Number: LC-B2- 2203-10



  • __lipstickstains. 5y


    you're so talented
  • L i k e ♥ Qatar ²º²² 5y

    seen in explore :D
  • askim hdz 5y

    viva mexico ca·$%&
  • Jenov Jenovallen 5y

  • Cesar Palma 5y

    A great revolutionary
  • banjoray555 5y

    You can ignore history, with our modern criteria. Francisco Villa (Pancho), was not an "enemy"of the USA, although Gral. Pershing chased his "taiil", for entering US territory. He was basically a humble man, that fought against the oligarchy of his own country, Mexico. He was not a drug trafficker, nor a "coyote", or a "weekend drug user", but a man that demanded a fair treatment to landless, abused peasants. I advise you to go back to history lessons, bud!!! By the way, all these people gave their lives was for their own people.
  • Filipe Lanzilotti 5y

    Fim de tarde

  • daniele bonizzoni 5y

    grande pancio villa
  • Nikola IlIev 5y

    Nice retro shot!
  • ¨°o.O (t3b kalbe) O.o°¨ 5y

    Very old
  • *Jack 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called AMIGOS CON UN MISMO HOBBY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Michael Aguilar 5y

    On the dark side, from women of old ,in mexico, that i've personally talked to, that Pancho would ride into town . and the women at that time would hide for fear of being kidnap. I was told for sex and for them to prepare dinner.
  • franco coco 5y

    I've always had an obsession with old black and white photos...... oh y viva Villa
  • CS43 5y

    When he died he said
    "Tell them I said something"
  • Jesús Roberto Duarte 4y

    If this picture matches with Orozco, Braniff, Villa, Garibaldi, the date must be May 9th, when Braniff was on negotiations (representing goberment) with revolutionists while Ciudad Juárez was attacked (it eventually was taken on May 10th).
    Dr. Roberto Duarte
  • nudgepapa1 4y

    viva villa!
  • goodday2007 4y

    Cool pic!!
  • Jesús Roberto Duarte 4y

    By May 9th was during the Juárez siege one day before the city was taken by Madero's rebels. So this date is more likely than 29th. By then Díaz had resigned. The "Tratados de Ciudad Juárez" were signed on May 21rst.
    Dr. Roberto Duarte
  • Jesús Roberto Duarte 4y

    The heavy shelling began on May 8th, 1911 (as an initiative of Pascual Orozco and Francisco Villa, disoveying orders from Madero, who was trying to reach an agreement with peace envoys that reluctantly refused Diaz outsit), the city eventually fell in isurrectos hands on May 10th. with the surrender of federal defender Gen. Juan N. Navarro. This photo closely links to picture call nr LC-B2-2227-2, in which can be seen Oscar Braniff, one of the
    President Diaz peace envoys, with Orozco, Garibaldi and Villa, who wears the same clothes
    chest-crossed cananas. Behind people there´s the same hut in both pictures.
    Dr. Roberto Duarte
  • 2y

    Que bonito barril lastima que ya se quevro parese uno de los que mi mami tenia la tia fransisca le dio uno asi y una señora los asia y cosia y le llevo un par echos en zacualpilla creo que la hija de guille esta casada con desendiente de esa señora. ellos travajavan la alfareria hai en zacualpilla.que vien se ven con su par de jitomates.
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