The Independence of Mexico, starring:
Padre Miguel Hidalgo
Dona Josefa Ortiz
Ignacio Perez on his horse
The people of Mexico.
For those of you who do not understand Spanish
it goes like this:
Dona Josefa in Queretaro, searches for Ignacio Perez to ride his horse to San Miguel el Grande to give a scroll proclaiming the insurgence to Ignacio Allende.
Alas, Ignacio is not home so he gathers a companion and they ride together past Atotonilco to Dolores where they find Ignacio Allende, Padre Miguel Hidalgo and Juan Aldama waiting. He hails Allende – Capitan Allende! Capitan Allende! and hands him the scroll at which point there is much difficulty getting the ribbon off so they can read it.
Hidalgo is really more interested in the sword on Allende’s belt than the scroll. They each read the proclamation and head to the Parroquia to ring the bell, calling the people together for the fight.
Below, my friend Elvia’s daughter, Lupita.