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Children of Alamos, a photo series by Joan Gould Winderman

Photographs courtesy of Joan Gould Winderman from her Photo-Card series, Children of Mexico. All photographs copyright © Joan Gould Winderman.

[Swirling red and yellow ribbon skirts and blouses of two dancers in the folkloric ballet, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico: 19k]

Figure 1: Ballet Folklórico de Santa Ana


[Girl in pink dress getting last minute touchups to her hair by her mother and little brother outside their adobe home in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico: 18k]


Figure 2: Vestido de Rosado (The Pink Dress)

Alamos parents are very proud of their children. When families go out, whether to promenade on the Plaza on Sunday night, or for a big event like a fiesta, their children look their very best. A home may look poor, but it holds everything to make a daughter beautiful and a son handsome.


[Young boy dressed as peasant soldier in the Mexican Revolution, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico: 12k]



Figure 3: El Revolucionario

The Mexican Revolution began on November 20, 1910 when Francisco I. Madero called for revolt against President Porfirio Díaz. Civil warfare and unrest continued into the early 1920s. There were major changes such as the 1917 establishment of the ejido farm cooperatives and a new Constitution under President Carranza. In the end, Alvaro Obregõn, the last of a diverse group of revolutionaries, became president of Mexico.

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