The Mexican photojournalist Augustín Casasola’s Child Soldier might seem a vivid portrayal of children’s make-believe were it not a true depiction of adulthood thrust too early upon youth, here during the Mexican Revolution: Antonio Gómez Delgado was just ten when he enrolled in Pancho Villa’s Northern Division of the Constitutionalist Army on July 2, 1910.


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Artist
Agustín Víctor Casasola, Mexican, 1874–1938
Title
Niño Soldado
Child Soldier
Date
June 1914, printed later
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 7 1/2 × 9 3/8 in. (19.1 × 23.8 cm) Sheet: 7 15/16 × 9 15/16 in. (20.2 × 25.2 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Mike and Mickey Marvins

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2015.607
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

The artist's granddaughter, Mexico City; purchased by Michael Marvins and Michele Marvins, Houston; given to MFAH, 2015.