Friday, March 30, 2012

Photo Number 833

This is another mystery place.  I will put up the back of the photo late in the day.  This is a photo from the Antique Shop at Erhard Minnesota.
Mystery snapshot one Erhard Antiques
Let the guessing begin! 
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Mystery snapshot one Erhard Antiques back
A cactus path in the Chapultiper (Chapultipec) park in Mexico City
Update From Who Were They:
It's Chapultipec, with a C. This was the scene of a battle during the Mexican American War and numerous brutalities by both Santa Ana's and the American armies occurred here. Notably, the San Patricios - Irish soldiers in the Mexican army - were captured and forced to watch the battle from carts on the sidelines, all the while with nooses tied around their necks. The Mexican army was defeated at the town and the Americans hanged the "traitors" as a symbol of their domination. Los San Patricios are still honored in Mexico.

7 comments:

  1. No idea, but anxious to find out.

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  2. I see Cacti, a pond, a couple gentlemen (one looking like an Indian with wrapped turban headgear) and some parrots sitting on perches.

    Hmmm... Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park, Cayman Islands?

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  3. I enlarged and didn't see all of that Intense Guy saw but I did see the guy with the turban. He is most likely right , he is good at this.

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  4. Oh cool! :) Any idea about when this photo was taken?

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    1. No Idea Iggy. It was a small photo..so anytime from 1920 to 1940:)

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  5. It's Chapultipec, with a C. This was the scene of a battle during the Mexican American War and numerous brutalities by both Santa Ana's and the American armies occurred here. Notably, the San Patricios - Irish soldiers in the Mexican army - were captured and forced to watch the battle from carts on the sidelines, all the while with nooses tied around their necks. The Mexican army was defeated at the town and the Americans hanged the "traitors" as a symbol of their domination. Los San Patricios are still honored in Mexico.

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  6. Well it appears that the previous two comments did not get saved. Ugh! The battle of Chapultipec was a battle during the Mexican American War. The Irish Battalion - Los San Patricios - was made up of Irish immigrants who deserted from the US and joined up with the Mexican army. Thirty were captured by the US and forced to watch the battle at Chapultipec. When Santa Ana was defeated there, the US hanged the "traitors" to show their dominance. They are remembered in Mexican history today but nearly forgotten in American history.

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