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Current Location:
Shelf 3D (PDC) -> Posada Print Collection Box 009
Location Notes:
PDC; Section 3; Shelf D; Posada Print Collection Box 009

José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Ejemplar y Cierti­simo Sucesoen la Republica Mexicana Las Verdaderas Causas del Temblordel Di­a 2 de Noviembre de 1894 A los Padres y Madres de Familia (True and Praiseworthy Happening in the Mexican Republic. True Causes of the Tremor of the 2nd of November of 1804 To Fathers and Mothers Heads of Families)

circa 1900
Artworks - Height: 16 in Width: 11.5 in
Many people outside with buildings crumbling on top of them. This is a two sided broadside "a" is the front.
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.