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Just a poor boy, from a poor family…

11 November 2010

Don’t try looking up this photo on “tineye”… it’s not there (I checked).

IF this teenager is who historians believe he is, than this is the earliest known portrait of a Mexican whose pathway out of poverty and obscurity was of such an ingenious nature that many prominent people in the United States were eager to meet with him… so avid to make his acquaintance in fact, that officials disseminated the kid’s later photos throughout parts of the United States, along with offers of  substantial financial remuneration to anyone able to affect an encounter with the fascinating fellow … dead or alive.

I know you know him.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. otto permalink
    11 November 2010 6:59 am

    Not sure, but Pancho Villa ticks off enough of my boxes to get me to guess here.

  2. Jose Guadalupe Garcia Cavazos permalink
    11 November 2010 9:17 am

    It’s probably Doroteo Arrango.

    • Jose Guadalupe Garcia Cavazos permalink
      11 November 2010 9:24 am

      Correction…If it is in fact Pancho Villa, then at the time this photo was taken, then his name would have been José Doroteo Arango Arámbula.

  3. juan santos permalink
    11 November 2010 7:01 pm

    chapo guzman

  4. El Chismoso permalink
    13 November 2010 10:14 am

    Is it Felipe Calderon ??

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