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“The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library of Congress”

“The Mexican Revolution and the United States in the Collections of the Library of Congress”

This exhibition tells the dynamic story of the complex and turbulent relationship between Mexico and the United States during the Mexican Revolution, approximately 1910-1920. The site features extraordinary items from many parts of the Library including letters from U.S. President William Howard Taft (1909-1913), photographs, books, manuscripts, and maps.


Image credit: Composite of details from two photographs:

[Emiliano Zapata, three-quarter length portrait] facing front, seated at table between two standing men. [Between 1900 and 1919] Library of Congress.

[Francisco I. Madero, three-quarter length portrait]. ca. 1911. Library of Congress

Selected Exhibits and Collections

Art & Architecture 25Hide All

The Era of Exploration 6Hide All

Economics 1Hide All

Government, Politics & Law 6Hide All

Poetry & Literature 3Hide All

History 24Hide All

Guides from the National Park Service 2Hide All