Wedding Photo of General and Mrs. Emilio Aguinaldo with original inscription and signature of Emilio Aguinaldo.

 About the Collection

This collection was acquired by Special Collections in 2005. Emilio Aguinaldo was born in Cavite El Viejo (now Kawit) (March 22, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a general, politician, and independence leader. In 1889 Aguinaldo issued a proclamation in which he assumed command of all Philippine forces and established a dictatorial government with himself as dictator. On 18 June, Aguinaldo issued a decree formally establishing his dictatorial government. On June 23, another decree signed by Aguinaldo was issued, replacing the Dictatorial Government with a Revolutionary Government, with himself as President.

Based on the date of the inscription it is likely that the picture is of Emilio and his second wife Maria who he married in 1930. His first wife, Hilaria Del Rosario, died of leprosy in 1921.


This collection consists of 1 folder containing a typewritten signed letter from Aguinaldo to Horace F. Lyons (1931), a wedding picture of Emilio Aguinaldo signed by Aguinaldo, and a handwritten document which according to the typewritten letter is a copy of the 1898 Philippine declaration of independence.

  • Original wedding Photograph with signature.
  • Typewritten letter dated February 4,  1931, signed by Aguinaldo.
  • 4 large folded sheets, 12 sides of handwritten copy of Philippine Declaration of Independence.

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