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On this day in 1910, the Mexican Revolution began.
This postcard of Pancho Villa, known as “el centauro del norte” or centaur of the north, was widely circulated during his rise to fame as a dominant revolutionary force in northern Mexico.
General Francisco (Pancho) Villa, D. W. Hoffman, ca. 1912. Gelatin silver photographic postcard. The Getty Research Institute, 89.R.46