José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Loa Dicha por un Petatero y una Tortillera,en Honor del Señor de las Maravillas. (A Praise Dialogue Spoken by a Vender of Mats and a Tortilla-Maker, in Honor of the Lord of the Marvelous)
Height: 12 in
Width: 8 in
The title, "Loa Dicha por un Petatero y una Tortillera,en Honor del Señor de las Maravillas" means "A Praise Dialogue Spoken by a Vender of Mats and a Tortilla-Maker, in Honor of the Lord of the Marvelous". The image is in black with a border and is double sided.
Front: The top of the image shows a man with his mats that he's selling on his back standing in the street, and he's gesturing to a alter for the Lord of the Marvelous, which is decorated with crosses and flowers and a candle. The tortilla maker sits on the curb to his right. The title is below this picture and then there are two columns of text.
Back: The back is just two columns of text.
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.