tour inside the trotsky compound 1940

Henry sent these pictures home, numbered and wrote descriptions on the back. The orginals are 1.75" x 2.75", glossy, in good shape, except for the first one, small, but they scan and enlarge well. I believe they are July-August 1940, before the assassination.


No. 1

The CherubuscoRiver is to the left. The new part added to the wall is white. my room had been the large tower, my window is facing this way.

(The large tower is to the left, the main control tower is in the far background. the small tower is in the foreground.)


No. 2

as seen from a window of the small tower in foreground of picture no. 1



No. 3

same as no. 2 - main control tower on extreme right visible


No. 4

taken inside thru 2nd grated door. Main control tower on the right.



No. 5

doorway same as in No. 4 in middle of picture.




the path runs to base of large tower seen in no.1. the wooden stairs leads to my present room

the pieces broken from the brick wall even with Jake's belt, made by machine guns in May 24 attempt


No. 7

looking toward the small tower in foreground of No.1, taken from kitchen porch.


No. 8

the building in background is city hall. was headquarters of Cortez in 1521 in his 2nd attempt to take city of Mex.

this is in Coyoacan.

(and Jake Cooper - Jake left the compound shortly after the assassination)


No. 9

The Churubusco River 1/2 mile above our place. 1/2 mile below us is the convent where the Mex. and Am. army fought in 1847 in Mex. war.