The beginning of the end
This photo, taken sometime in February 1913, was the last one ever taken of Franciso I. Madero, who was assassinated on the night of 22 February 1913 outside Lucumberri Prison by Huerta’s henchmen. Huerta, of course, joined the coup against the democratically elected Madero (and double-crossed the putative leaders, Felix Diáz and Bernardo Reyes) formented in large part by U.S. Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson.
Mexico would lose an estimated million people in the next ten years… though war, pestilence, famine and exile… as a result.