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Broadsides by Jose Guadalupe Posada

Memorias y recepcion en los profundisimos infiernos del bandido Nicolas Torres, 1911

Jose Guadalupe Posada worked with the publisher Vanegas Arroyo during the years 1889-1912. This collection is a selection of news sheets from that tumultuous but fascinating period of Mexican history. The gamut of topics covered are: Sensationalized crime accounts, bullfighters accused of rape, politics, including two rare broadsides relating to Francisco I. Madero, the Mexican Revolution, exploits of particular military leaders, natural disasters, humorous, verse and religious miracles. Posada's illustrations were brought to a wider fan base in the 1920s by the French artist Jean Charlot who called him the “printmaker to the Mexican people.” His work has gone on to influence many modern day Latin American artists and cartoonist.