Related Objects
Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 2nd Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KEN; 2nd fl., rm. 215, Outside rm. 217 and 219

Terrible Temblor. Más de 60 Victimas y Varios Derrumbes en la Ciudad (Terrible Earthquake. More than 60 Victims and Several Buildings Destroyed.)

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée of Broadside (Original is Located in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 8 in
Description:
Group of scared looking people at night.
Historical Context:
José Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican engraver and lithographer best known for his "calaveras" ("skeletons"), which often assume various costumes, such as the "Calavera de la Catrina" ("Skeleton of the Female Dandy"), which was meant to satirize the life of the upper classes during the reign of Porfirio Dí­az. Most of his imagery was meant to make a religious or satirical point. Since his death however, his images have become associated with the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead"). He started out making comics for a local Mexican newspaper of Aguascalientes called "El Jicote" ("The Bumblebee"), which was discontinued after one of his comics severely offended a powerful politician.n.