Empress Carlotta of Mexico. Born the daughter of Leopold I of Belgium, she married the younger brother of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Maximilian, and in a harebrained scheme, went to Mexico to rule. It was a resounding failure. Painting by Winterhalter.
Mexican Identity: Juana Gallegos's story - While there is no single Mexican immigrant experience, the story of Juana Gallegos is fairly typical of those who migrated in the early 20th century. Born in 1900 in the rural town of Miquihuana, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Juana’s life was disrupted by shifts in agriculture, the building of a national railway system, and the Mexican Revolution. Although Juana left Mexico in 1923, she never stopped visiting her relatives or thinking of herself as Mexican.