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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Mexican Revolution Photograph Album, c.1910-1920

Photographs of the State of Guerrero, 1908

The Benson Latin American Collection

Mark Florea Upson Photographs, c.1908-1920



Descriptive Summary

Creator Upson, Mark Florea
Title Mark Florea Upson Photographs
Dates: c.1908-1920
Abstract 114 black and white photographs from the Mexican Revolution and the State of Guerrero.
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 114 photographs
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Pictures were taken by Mark Florea Upson (b. Jan. 19, 1897[sometimes listed as 1896] — d. July 5, 1998), who was living in Cuernavaca, Mexico at that time.

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Historical Note

"Figaroa's Army from the State of Guerrero, under the command of Manuel Asunsulo, defeated the Federal Garrison at Iguala and marched to Cuernavaca in the State of Morelos. Cuernavaca had been declared an open city and the Government troops had retired to Mexico City.

Asunsulo took charge but was killed in Mexico City. Zapata, after defeating the Federal troops at the City of Puebla, in the State of Puebla, came to and occupied Cuernavaca. He remained in charge until Madero arrived in Mexico City after winning his revolution.

Madero, after a visit to the City of Puebla, became angry at Zapata after seeing the destruction and looting he had allowed his troops to do while accupying the city and demanded him to disband his troops.

When the Federal soldiers weere returning to Cuernavaca, Zapata, with a few of his followers, left. He went into the mountains of the State of Morelos where he became a bandit and was a thorn in the side of the Government for several years. He was finally ambushed and killed. His head was taken to Mexico City to prove he was dead."

--Description written by Mark Upson

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Scope and Contents Note

45 original photographs of the Mexican Revolution taken by Mark Florea Upson, who was living in Cuernavaca at the time. Also 69 photographs taken in the State of Guerrero, City of Iguala, and villages in the Sierra Madre Oeasle, 1908.

The Mexican Revolution photograph album can be viewed online from the University of Texas Digital Repository.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Mark Florea Upson Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Upson, Mark Florea--Archives
Madero, Francisco--Photographs
Zapata, Emiliano--Photographs
Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920--Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Mark Florea Upson Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Mexican Revolution Photograph Album, c.1910-1920

View the photograph album online in PDF format.
box folder
1 1 A. Photo of armed men parading down a street and a man in a top hat in a motorcar. Description reads, "Francisco Madero, on his Triumphal Tour, arriving at the Governors (Cortez) palace in Cuernavaca to attend a reception in his honor."
7.5 x 5.75 in.
B. Photo of armed men parading through the street with Emiliano Zapata on horseback. Caption reads, "Emeliano [Emiliano] Zapata mounted — white sombrero leading parade." Caption for both B. and C. reads, "Zapatistas parade escort, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in honor of Francisco I. Madero — President elect of Mexico."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
C. Photo of armed men parading through street. Caption reads, "'Tuerto' (one eye) Morales mounted with sword on of Zapata's Generals." Caption for both B. and C. reads, "Zapatistas parade escort, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in honor of Francisco I. Madero—President elect of Mexico."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
2 A. Photo of men and women including, Francisco Madero and his wife Sara, who is shielding her eyes from the sun outside of El Jardín Borda. Description shared by both A. and B. reads, "Madero, his wife Sera [Sara] P. and secretary Guisippi Garibaldi [Giuseppe Garibaldi] leaving El Hardín Borda (Borda Garden) [El Jardín Borda] after attending a banquet in his honor. Garabaldi [Garibaldi] is the grandson of the Italian patriot of the same name."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
B. Photo of Lt. Col. Giuseppe Garibaldi II standing outside a building. Description shared by both A. and B. reads, "Madero, his wife Sera [Sara] P. and secretary Guisippi Garibaldi [Giuseppe Garibaldi] leaving El Hardín Borda (Borda Garden) [El Jardín Borda] after attending a banquet in his honor. Garabaldi [Garibaldi] is the grandson of the Italian patriot of the same name."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
C. Photo of General Emiliano Zapata walking with unidentified man in a suit and top hat walking through the entrance of El Jardín Borda. Description reads, "Emeliano [Emiliano] Zapata arriving at El Hardine Borda (Borda Garden) [El Jardín Borda] for Maderos banquet."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
D. Photo of men walking down a street, some are armed and one is identified as Manuel Asúnsolo. Description reads, "Manuel Asunsulo [Asúnsolo], on left, leader of Figueros [Figueroas] Army from State of Guerrero."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
E. Photo of armed men outside of Governor's Palace. Description reads, "Honor guard lining up at entrance to Governors Palace."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
F. Photo of men leaving the Governor's Palace with armed men all around them. Two of the men leaving the Palace are identified as Francisco Madero and Governor Alarcón. Description reads, "Madero, on left, with Governor Larcon [Alarcón] — state of Morelos — leaving Governors Palace."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
3 A. Photo of armed man sitting on top of a horse, identified as Abraham Martinez. Description reads, "Abraham Martinez — Secretary to Zapata."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
B. Photo of a woman and a man holding guns. Description reads, "Woman colonel and Captain- Zapata's Army."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
C. Photo of armed men walking down a stone street. Caption reads, "Zapatistas."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
D. Photo of armed men and boys. Caption reads, "Zapatistas."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
E. Photo of armed men riding horses in two lines, one on either side of the street. [Also Zapatistas]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
F. Photo of armed men standing and on horses outside a store called Jose Diaz: Almacen de Abarrotes y Deposito de Azugar y Aguardiente.
3.25 x 3.25 in.
4 A. Photo of three armed men on horses. Caption reads, "Zapatistas."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
B. Photo of two lines of armed men riding horses down the street. Caption reads, "Zapatistas."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
C. Photo of armed men on horses. [Zapatistas]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
D. Photo of three armed men on horses riding down a street outside of a church. [Zapatistas]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
E. Photo of armed men, two on horses. [Zapatistas]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
F. Photo of a crowd of armed men, some on horses and some on foot outside of a store called Jose Diaz: Almacen de Abarrotes y Deposito de Azugar y Aguardiente.
3.25 x 3.25 in.
5 A. Photo of armed men and one woman talking to them. Caption reads, "Rurales." [Local police force loyal to President Porfirio Díaz]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
B. Photo of 5 armed men in uniforms and hats. Caption reads, ?Rurales.? [Local police force loyal to President Porfirio Díaz]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
C. Photo of a crowd of armed Rurales. [Local police force loyal to President Porfirio Díaz]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
D. Photo of armed Rurales walking down the street. [Local police force loyal to President Porfirio Díaz]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
E. Photo of two men walking by a building that says "Se prohibe fijar anuncio." One man is identified as General Robles. There is another man leaning against the building. Caption reads, "General Robles."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
F. Photo of two armed men on a street. Caption reads, "Volunters [volunteers] from Monterey."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
6 A. Photo of armed men and a monkey. Caption reads, "Train Guard." [Men are probably Rurales.]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
B. Photo of armed men boarding a train with a couple of women in the background. Caption reads, "Train Guard." [Men are probably Rurales.]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
C. Photo of armed men in a row while another armed man walks by. [Men are probably Rurales.]
3.25 x 3.25 in.
D. Photo of armed men on horseback riding alongside unarmed men walking. Caption reads, "Brining in prisoners."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
E. Photo of two covered carriages being pulled by horses. Caption reads, "Ambulance."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
F. Photo of a large carriage pulled by horses that reads, "Servicio Santario Militar." Some armed and unarmed men are standing around it in front of a building called "Almacen de Abarrotes." Caption reads, "Sanitary crew."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
7 A. Photo of men pushing two wheeled carts led by horses. Caption reads, "Medical Cortes."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
B. Photo from the position behind a crowd of armed men.
3.25 x 3.25 in.
C. Photo of armed men and civilians marching through a street. Caption reads, "Federals."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
D. Photo of a line of wagons with cannons down a stone street outside of a Hotel. Caption reads, "Federals."
3.2 5x 3.25 in.
E. Photo of an armed men viewing the line of wagons with cannons.
3.25 x 3.25 in.
F. Photo of an unarmed man posing in front of the wagons with cannons.
3.25 x 3.25 in.
8 A. Photo of man playing a bugle on a street. Caption reads, "Former Federal bugler who defected to Figueroa's Army."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
B. Photo of armed men on horseback. Caption reads, "Mounted unit in Figueros [Figueroas] Army"
3.25 x 3.25 in.
C. Photo of armed and unarmed men carrying a banner with Francisco Madero?s face on it walking through a stone street outside a hotel. Caption reads, "Soldiers of Fiquero's [Figueroa's] from State of Guerrero."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
D. Photo of a long line of men down a street. Caption reads, "Soldiers of Fiquero's [Figueroa's] from State of Guerrero."
3.25 x 3.25 in.
E. Photo of a line of men on horseback, some holding banners. Caption reads, "Pictures taken — 1911-1912 — In Cuernavaca, Mexico by Mark F. Upson.
3.25 x 3.25 in.
F. Photo of a young boy (soldier) with a gun and a sword. Caption reads, "Pictures taken — 1911-1912 — In Cuernavaca, Mexico by Mark F. Upson."
3.25 x 3.25 in.

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Photographs of the State of Guerrero, 1908

box folder
2 1 Photographs of the State of Guerrero, City of Iguala, and villages in the Sierra Madre Oeasle, 1908
[69 b/w photographs]

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