This photograph, titled Golas or Hereditary Slaves of Kattiawar, by William Johnson, is one of the few photographs to depict India’s lower classes. Four men are depicted surrounding one man in the middle. The title of this photo says that they are golas, or hereditary slaves. The four men on the outside of the photograph are in fairly simple attire and have no jewels or embroidered items. The man in the middle is the only one facing the camera, while the other four are angled slightly towards him. They are all either looking at the man in the middle, or looking off in the distance. The man in the middle seems to be more important, since he is the center of the frame and the only one facing the camera. Perhaps he is a slave in charge of the others, or even not a slave himself. He is depicted wearing some jewels around his neck, which suggests a higher class or more wealth.
This photograph by J. Snow, titled 2 miles west Agua Prieta battle faught [sic] Nov 2, 1915, F. Villa 18,000 men and Carranza 12,000 men, depicts 5 dead bodies with some lying face up, and some lying face down. They are all dead, executed by the victors of the Battle of Agua Prieta. The man closest to the camera appears to have had his face blown off. The notes explain that these men were executed after losing the battle of Agua Prieta. There is also a small cross in between the men. This seems contradictory to the disrespect that seems inherent by the fact that the bodies were left unburied. Leaving the bodies out in the elements seems disrespectful to the men that died fighting for their independence. However putting a cross there would suggest that somebody is hoping to send these souls to heaven, and that someone cared for them and wanted them to rest in peace. It is possible that the people who executed these men did not place the cross. Or even possibly these men were dug up to take the photograph.