|Description||English: Illustration by Frederic Remington from Collier’s. The original caption:|
MARCH OF THE RURALES ON MEXICO’S “FOURTH OF JULY”—THE GREATEST FÊTE DAY, MAY 5
The Fifth of May, or as it is known in Mexico, el Cinco de Mayo, is a national holiday of the Mexicans. It is practically the equivalent of the American Fourth of July. On that day, in 1862, a force of Mexicans defeated at Puebla the French invading army that was trying to set up Maximilian on the throne as emperor. Maximilian was captured in 1867 with his two generals, Miramon and Mejia, and shot on June 19 of the same year. The Mexicans make a great military fete day of el Cinco de Mayo. The picture shows the famous “Rurales,” or rural police, parading in celebration of the day
|Source||Collier’s Weekly (https://archive.org/details/colliers-weekly-v-29n-06-1902-05-10.-colliers-darwination-ia/page/n15/mode/2up?view=theater)|
Below, the illustration with its original caption.