You are looking at the Centro de Ejecución de Las Consecuences Juridicas del Delito, a “Mexican Penitentiary” located in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico (1954). “El Chapo” was re-captured in Los Mochis, but we have no evidence that he was ever held in this penitentiary. He was able to bribe and tunnel his way out of prisons tougher than this before he was finally caught.
A very special, newly acquired photograph. Our first title was supposed to be “Los Vaqueros” (The Cowboys) even though we had hoped that upon investigation we had stumbled upon something more valuable. Notice the removed wall plaques which would be consistent with actions taken toward l’ancien regime during a revolution. What we have here, in fact, is a scene taken during the Mexican Revolution c.1917. Signature on the new plaques on the wall bears that of Emilio Zapata. So our new title is “Los Zapatistas” as these vaqueros are most likely supporters of Zapata. That being the case the best guess as to the location of this scene seems to be in Cuernava in the state of Morales. Viva Zapata!
In calmer times pedestrians crossing the bridge from Nuevo Larado, Mexico into Larado Texas. Hotel Hamilton in the distance. “Streets of Larado” (July 1959). “As I walked out on the streets of Larado…” – Johnny Cash.
Sometimes a little gift just falls into your lap. We present this recent addition to our Immigration collection: “U.S. – Mexico Border“; c.1913. Migrant workers crossing the U.S.- Mexican border have been entering the U.S. for decades to do agricultural work which is seasonal and then return to Mexico. They have been employed in southern California, Texas, Florida and here on Long Island working in the potato fields before they were converted to vineyards. Many other states have also employed these migrant workers.
On March 31, 2014 USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi accidentally crossed into Tijuana, Mexico with three weapons which were registered to him, an AR-15 rifle, a .45 caliber pistol and a 12 gauge pump shotgun. Sgt. Tahmooressi suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has been held in La Mesa Penitentiary in Tijuana pending the outcomes of several hearings the latest of which is scheduled for August 4.