Scope and Content
The collection contains a total of 506 items printed by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo's press. Among the items are half-sheet and full-sheet broadsides, chapbooks, and games. A majority of the prints were by José Guadalupe Posada, and possibly a few by Manuel Alfonso Manilla, his precursor and mentor. Themes in the collection include: Mexican popular culture, Calaveras, local disasters, supernatural acts, crimes, suicides, moral lessons, social critique, political caricatures, corridos, religious miracles, the Virgen de Guadalupe, and images of daily life and customs in Mexico. The collection also includes two posters about Posada and his work: a signed linocut by Leopoldo Méndez titled Homenaje a José Guadalupe Posada and a poster promoting a 1943 exhibition of José Guadalupe Posada's work published by Talleres Gráficos de México.
- circa 1890-1915
Conditions Governing Access
Advance notice required for access.
Language of Materials
From the Collection: Spanish; Castilian
Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States