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    Villa's Henchman: Fierro "The Butcher"

    Rodolfo "El Carnicero" Fierro: Signed Portrait. 6.75" x 11" studio portrait by Alexander & Green of El Paso, Texas. Inscribed in ink "Rodolfo L. Fierro C. Juarez 2/18/14". This well-groomed gentleman served as a general in Pancho Villa's army of the Revolution. He is often seen in photos with Villa and Zapata. He was truly a very BAD man, known as "El Carnicero" or "The Butcher". According to our research, he gave prisoners a chance to escape if they would make a run for it and jump over a wall. All were shot, save one, who escaped death simply because Fierro's trigger finger was getting sore and he needed a moment to massage it. Another time, he got into a "discussion" with someone in a bar dealing with the question "When a man is shot, does he fall forward or backward?" Fierro took the former position and proved his point by shooting his adversary in the debate, who promptly fell forward... dead. These are but a couple of examples of his depravity and cruelty. Fierro died shortly thereafter when his horse spooked, catapulting him into a quicksand pit. Laden with gold coins and weapons, he was unable to extricate himself and sank to the bottom. He was portrayed in the movies by Charles Bronson. This portrait was taken in El Paso, a favorite resort for Mexican revolutionaries who desired a brief respite from the violence in Mexico. We could locate no sales of other signed photos of this "hombre".

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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