Women in the Mexican Revolution

By Bianca Ramirez-Teofilo 

I created this exhibit because as a Mexican American student I wanted to know more about women during the Mexican revolution. There aren't many documented artifacts of women during this time period. I wanted to create an exhibit that shares and acknowledges the work women did during this time. I hope that the general audience will learn that during the Mexican revolution women were not just lovers or sexual objects, they took part in domestic labor, fought on the battlefields, and in the political areas they worked their way towards women's emancipation/womens rights.


Valentina Nuevo Corrido by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo,1915, from Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/99615897/ 

Women revolutionists by unknown, 1911 September, from Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2018661474/

Soldaderas make tortillas on the train in Buenavista by unknown, 1913, from Madiatica INAH. https://mediateca.inah.gob.mx/islandora_74/islandora/object/fotografia%3A451934

Soldaderas in position to fire against las gavillas de Jose Ines Chavez Garcia by unknown, 1917, from Madiatica INAH. https://mediateca.inah.gob.mx/islandora_74/islandora/object/fotografia%3A445618

Mexican Revolution newspaper clippings archive by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1911-1913, from Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mexican-revolution-and-the-united-states/individual-women.html 

Coronela Amelia Robles revolucionaria by Casasola, 1914, from Library of Congress. https://mediateca.inah.gob.mx/islandora_74/islandora/object/fotografia%3A51814

Elvia Carillo Puerto by Casasola, 1912, from Mediatica INAH. https://mediateca.inah.gob.mx/islandora_74/islandora/object/fotografia%3A51814

Announcement of the First Feminist Congress in Diario Oficial del Gobierno Constitucionalista del Estado de Yucatan (Republica Mexicana) by Diario Offical, 1916, from Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mexican-revolution-and-the-united-states/viewpoints-on-women.html#obj006

Amelio Robles; un hombre trans en la Revolución mexicana by Secretaría de Cultura, 15 de noviembre de 2019, from the Gobierno de Mexico. https://www.gob.mx/cultura/es/articulos/amelio-robles-un-hombre-trans-en-la-revolucion-mexicana?idiom=es&fbclid=IwAR3z1V-wScDrB_R3rq6EerulvSdheip3F699bOpqCB1h6DRHKjxgDPTIjOU


I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the following people:

Dr. Julie Shayne (she/her) - Created this assignment, encouraged me to continue with my topic on the Mexican revolution, and answered my emails late at night about the artifacts I found.  

Penelope Wood (they/them) -Working with me to find artifacts for my exhibit. They were the best when needing to find metadata for my images and went above and beyond in helping me. 

Denise Hattwig (she/her) - I couldn't have finished my Omeka Exhibit without Denise. She was able to take time out of her day to help me upload items when I was in a tight situation.

Jesse Blaire (They/Them): They taught us how to use Omeka.  

Erik Cruz Ramirez (he/him) - Helped me revise the translations for my artifacts. Listened to me rereading my writing several times and contributed to my writing process especially when I was stuck. 

Lastly I want to thank my parents Noemi Teofilo and Juvenal Ramirez because they have encouraged and supported me throughout this project especially when I was stressed. Without the upbringing they gave me and the emphasis on being proud of my Mexican heritage this omeka exhibit would not have been the same.

Women in the Mexican Revolution