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.