Francisco Pancho Villa

José Doroteo Arango Arámbula – better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or his nickname Pancho Villa – was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. Wikipedia
Born: June 5, 1878, San Juan del Río, Durango
Full name: José Doroteo Arango Arámbula
Assassinated: July 20, 1923, Parral
Spouse: María Luz Corral (m. 1911–1923)

This is the most famous photo of Francisco Villa, and is part of ensallo (photo) and the film taken after the storming of Ojinaga. However I have always had the doubt if printed backwards either by words and numbers or the reins (reins of bridle) horse handled with the left hand and the whip (whip) right. Dr. Roberto Duarte  (Note: photo above has been Flipped Horizontally – words and numbers are viewed correctly)
Looper's Furniture, Clarksville, Arkansas (LOC)

francisco-pancho-villa-horseback-2Photo shows General Francisco “Pancho” Villa (1877-1923) on horseback, during the Mexican Revolution. Possibly taken at the time of the Battle of Ojinga, Chihuahua, which took place in January 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Jesús Roberto Duarte 
Esta es la foto más famosa de Francisco Villa, y es parte del ensallo (fotográfico) y del film tomado después de la Toma de Ojinaga. Sin embargo siempre he tenido la duda si está impresa al revés ya sea por las palabras y números o por que las riendas (reins of bridle)del caballo se manejan con la mano izquierda y el fuete (whip) con la derecha. Dr. Roberto Duarte

pancho-villa-mexico Los generales Villa y Zapata en la silla presidencial el 4 de diciembre 1914,
Palacio Nacional, durante la Revolución Mexicana.

generals-pancho-villa-zapata-5877-2Photograph similar to the one above, “Los generales Villa y Zapata”,
of a print on the wall of a restaurant in Los Cabos, México. Photo: Tyson

Pancho Villa - Library of Congress

Pancho Villa – Library of Congress


Pancho Villa as he appeared in the United States press during the Revolution.

English: Mexican Revolution leader Pancho Villa
Date:     30 August 2011
Source:     Library of Congress
Author:     Bain Collection


Archivo Histórico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Archivo Histórico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Pancho Villa was assassinated on July 20, 1923. Villa was in his Dodge Sedan with his bodyguards, driving home from Parral to Canutillo.

A street vendor was waving to him at the intersection Benito Juarez / Gabino Barveda. Pancho slowed his car to return the greeting and the vendor shouted “¡Viva Villa!”. The shout was a signal for a squad of gunmen concealed in a house by the roadside.

They opened fire, the car swerved off the road and crashed into a tree. Villa was killed instantly, riddled by seven, some say nine, bullets. Four of his bodyguards were killed with him.

Among the ones killed were: Trillo (the chauffeur), and Daniel Tamayo (Villa’s assistant). Three members of his escort were wounded: Rafael Medrano, Ramón Contreras, and Claro Hurtado.

pancho-villa-horseback-loc-1955vTitle: Pancho Villa | Date Created/Published: [between 1908 and 1919]
 Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company
on the negative or negative sleeve. Repository: Library of Congress