From this photo of the two Banian Women, we can tell that these women are likely from the middle or upper caste as the length of their dresses imply that they would not be doing physical labor. These women while appearing to be displeased during the taking of the photograph could actually just be a reflection
Taken between 1912 and 1917, this photograph depicts an execution in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. In the photo, American border troops stand watch in the background while two young, Mexican men are hung on a tree. An armed Mexican soldier poses in the foreground of the photograph. The Mexican soldier looks on without
http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/mex/id/297/rec/264 This photo from Mexico depicts a group of men, presumably Mexican Revolutionaries, standing in a line. Each soldier is sporting a sombrero and holding a rifle, and all of the soldiers are covered in ammunition rounds all over their body. Not only do they stand there in a serious manner, but with a passion.
“Banian Women” by William Johnson (ca. 1855-1862) shows two women from Western India standing in front of a fence, surrounded by plants and clay pots. The women wear bracelets and long saris, covering their heads and reaching to the ground. One woman’s sari features a design or embellishment along the edge. Unlike the woman in
This postcard by an unknown photographer shows a young Mexican woman standing alone beneath a tree. By nature of being a postcard, this image was intended to depict life in Mexico to the outside world. The woman is wearing a long dress with a floral print and a plaid shawl. The dress includes many details
“Native Converts to Christianity” is a photograph taken by William Johnson sometime between 1855 and 1862. The picture depicts four middle-aged women crowded around in a circle. These women are dressed in very plain clothing. That being said their saris do go down to the ground, which is typically a sign of wealth. This clothing
The photo commemorates the death of former President Madero. There is an obvious amount of reverence being given to Madero as crowds of people have lined up to see his funeral procession out of the prison. It appears from the photograph that there were several guards charged with keeping the coffin’s path clear and also
Alexander Leonard In The Market at Orizaba, 1897 There is a lot of movement and action going on in this photograph, just like what is expected in any market place. This market seems to be comprised of little stalls under a large covered area. The stand that the photograph captures completely is one being managed