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)
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.
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.