This is La Adelita , the lady of the revolution. She was during Mexican revolution as the leader of women. Today, during the celebration women dress in similar suits in honor of Adelita . Like many other revelations people looked up to the Americans because the Americans were the first successful country to rebel and succeed.
P. Flores Perez, "Zapatistas," n.d. Photographic postcard. Collection of Mexican Revolution photographs, m 025. UCR Library, Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.
Soldadera of the Mexican Revolution~ the Mexican Revolution was not fought by men alone. Many women took up arms and went to war as well. This was common in the rebel armies, especially among the soldiers fighting for Emiliano Zapata. These brave women were called "soldaderas" and had many duties besides fighting, including cooking meals and caring for the men while the armies were on the move. Sadly, the vital role of the soldaderas in the Revolution has often been overlooked.