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A dramatic image of Mexican Indian rebels captured by federal troops in Mexico City. The rebels had held up the Guadalajara train near Limon, and had killed all occupants. Some rebels are seen wearing the uniforms of the

slain Federal Guard of the train.

International News Reel (NYC) stamp on verso, and typed news description of the photograph is attached. Dated from the end of April (4-20-27 or 4-30-27).

An article from TIME Magazine dated May 2, 1927 tells the story of this atrocious event, which made international news. The object of this rebel attack were the soldier train guards, but the heavily armed rebels killed nearly everyone in their path, and finally set fire to several of the train

cars. The train carried a safe containing $200,000 in gold and silver coins, which was confiscated by the rebels.

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Mexican Rebel Prisoners After Holdup of Guadalajara-Mexico City Express
International News Reel Mexican Rebel Prisoners After Holdup of Guadalajara-Mexico City Express Train

Price $750

Main Image

Ref.# 11492

Medium Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

Photo Date 1927  Print Date 1927

Dimensions 8 x 10 in. (203 x 254 mm)

Photo Country Mexico

Photographer Country United States (USA)


Charles Schwartz

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Phone 1-212-534-4496

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