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Mexico -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

José Guadalupe Posada prints

 Collection
Identifier: 0517
Abstract 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...
Dates: circa 1890-1915; 1943; 1953

Walter Reuter photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31275056491476]
Identifier: 0514
Abstract Walter Reuter (1906-2005) was a German-born Mexicon photojournalist. He fled war in Europe in 1942 for Mexico, where using modern photojournalistic techniques, he began, among other projects, documenting Mexico's indigenous people. This project eventually consisted of over 35,000 photographs of twenty different ethnicities. In addition to still photography, Reuter produced a number of full length films, both documentary and dramatic. It is estimated that Reuter produced close to 97,000...
Dates: 1950-1975