Emiliano Zapata, Mexican Revolutionary, On Horseback, Circa 1915
In this colorized photo, Zapata presents himself as a charro, which is a cowboy who wears flamboyant clothing to signify his elevated class. He typically wore tight pants and a vest with silver ornamentation, as well as a sugarloaf sombrero.
Source: (Colorized by Klimbim).
Although Diego Rivera portrayed him in paintings as a humble peasant dressed in white, he was relatively well off, nor did he come from an indigenous background. His clothing in this picture shows that the hero of the agrarian movement was of a higher class.
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