1910. Item #94161
Scarce. To end the tyrannical, 30-year reign of dictator Porfirio Diaz, an unlikely revolutionist had sprung up in the autumn of 1910. Francisco Madero, a five-foot, three-inch vegetarian and a wealthy idealist, decided the time was ripe to topple the Diaz regime that had left the wealth of Mexico in the hands of four percent of its inhabitants. Supported by guerrilla generals, Francisco Villa in the north, Emiliano Zapata in the south, and Alvaro Obregón in the west, Madero's revolutionary movement prevailed. Written on plate: "Llegada del Sr. Madero. Guad., 5-8-910- T.B."