Saturday, November 28, 2015

Mexican Recruits

Since last week was Canada Week, it seems only appropriate to look at our neighbors to the south this week. So, welcome to South of the Border week here at OPOD. We start with this picture from around 1900. Mexican Army Conscripts are being loaded on a train. The recruited men were Yaqui Indians. 

1 comment:

  1. Talk about a cattle car! Either these men were desperate for a job, or they were not exactly volunteers. Judging from the fellow swinging the wrong end of a gun, I'd say the latter.