History in Colour
Colourised photographs that bring the past to life
Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa
PANCHO VILLA, 1914
The Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa rides with his troops after his victory at Ojinaga. This photo was taken as part of a film contract to generate funds for his campaigns against federal forces. Assassinated in 1923, after the Mexican Revolution had been won, he remains a controversial figure in the US due to his raid on the New Mexico town of Columbus.
See more colourised pictures by Marina Amaral @marinamaral2