1916 photographs of an execution by firing squad in Mexico. Caption: “Executing an Enemy – Just over the boundary such gruesome sights as this have been of frequent occurrence during the last few years and have kept alive the apprehensions of Americans on the border.”
An interesting example also of mexicofobia, a sentiment that’s making something of a comeback in the US these days (see here, here and here for example).
More on capital punishment, extra-judicial executions and the firing squad. More iconic images.