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Current Location:
Shelf 3C (PDC) -> Posada Print Collection Box 010
Location Notes:
PDC; Section 3; Shelf C; Posada Print Collection Box 010

José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ La Persecusion a Zapata el Llorón de Morelos (The Persecution of Zapata the Crying Morelos) / La Jeringa de Zapata (That Nuisance of Zapata)

Artwork
Medium:
Newsprint
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 7.5 in
Description:
The title, "La Persecusion a Zapata el Llorón de Morelos" means "The Persecution of Zapata the Crying Morelos". The image is in black and white with a border, and the image is double sided. Front: At the top is the title, and then an image of a war scene, with three people shooting from behind a barricade, and two dead soldiers lying behind them. In the distance there are men shooting at group on the right riding horses away. Below this are two columns of text. Back: At the top is the title "La Jeringa de Zapata" which means, "That Nuisance of Zapata". Two columns of text below are around a portrait of a soldier with strings of bullets around his torso. He wears a large hat and carries a gun in his right hand, with his left hand on his sword. Presumably this is Zapata.
Historical Context:
Emiliano Zapata –– He was a military figure, who led a group from Morelos called the Zapatistas. They fought alongside Madero, but when Madero became president he disbanded Zapatistas to be just simple bandits.