201. "Corrido: Que sí que no." Zinc etching: Caricature of a man in crushed top hot and morning dress with wide-mouth grin and big, ugly teeth; one hand points up to the words "Que Sí" and the other hand points down to the words "Que no." 13.1 x 14.1 cm.

 

202. "Corrido: Una dama de alcurnía." Zinc etching: Graceful lady with excellent posture in fine dress and cape walking down the street with haggish female companion; another lady to right; two men by two doorways or windows at left. Unsigned. 7.8 x 11.8 cm.

 

203. "Corrido: Una dama de alcurnía." Another copy of preceding.

 

204. "Corrido: 'Valentin Mancera.'" Type-metal engraving: Man playing guitar while man with serape and sombrero and two armed soldiers watch. Unsigned (attributed to Posada). 8.8 x 12.7 cm. Several variants of this image exist, including a zinc etching: See Tyler 10 & 11 and broadside above: Versos de Valentín Mancera traidos del estado de Guanajuato.... This restrike shows that the plate was cracked and damaged from use.

 

205. "Corridos 'Los lagartijos." Type-metal engraving: Street scene with four dandies in fancy dress. Unsigned. 7.5 x 8.2 cm.

 

206. "El crimen de la tragedia de Belen Galindo." Zinc engraving. Man in charro suit and fancy sombrero, holding a smoking pistol and standing above a fallen lady in tiered, ruffled skirt; pool of blood on the floor by her head. Signed in print: Posada. 11.2 x 11.5 cm.

 

207. "Crimen del Tigre de Santa Julia, 1903. Corrido 'El tigre de Santa Julia.'" Zinc etching: Bearded man in sombrero holding a serape fires a pistol at a policeman in uniform who is dropping a lantern; another policeman holds a lantern at back left, a frightened woman in shawl and polka-dot dress turns away at right; clouds of smoke. Signed in print: Posada. 8.4 x 14.2 cm. Berdecio & Appelbaum 68. Tyler 12.

 

208. "Las crujias de la peni[?]." Zinc etching: Perspective view of prison yard between cells with guard tower in distance." Unsigned. 10.8 x 8.9 cm. Berdecio & Appelbaum 262 (identified as Cárcel de Lecumberri).

 

209. "Dama arreglandose el pelo." Type-metal engraving: Three-quarter length portrait of a wasp-waisted lady in lacy corset, skirt-slip, with hands raised above her head arranging her curly hair and inserting a hairpin. Unsigned. 12.8 x 4.3 cm.

 

210. "La danza de los apuros." Zinc etching: Crude black(?) man with big, ugly teeth and wearing huaraches dances with a woman; other couples dancing in background. Signed in print: Posada. 8.3 x 13.3 cm. Berdecio & Appelbaum 225: "Corrido: 'La danza de los apuros'" (hard-times dance). Tyler 79 (entitled Baile de compadres): "Posada has rendered a comic yet extremely sensitive and graphically interesting picture of the 'dance of the compadres.'... Here Posada seems to be calling attention to the moral breakdown that is so often spoken of in the press. The sign in the background announces that the hall admits 'public women.'" Interestingly, the writing on the sign in the background of the present restrike has been erased.

 

211. "Danza 'El can-can.'" Zinc etching: On a crowded dance floor large-headed man with mustache and small sombrero dances the can-can with an equally caricatured woman with polka-dot dress and wasp waist. Unsigned. 7.4 x 11.4 cm. Berdecio & Appelbaum 224. Carrillo, p. 77.

 

212. "Decimas: El Comercio." Type-metal engraving: Lively market scene with mustached man in gypsy-type clothing holding a paddle-shapped leveler, pouring a product (grain?) that he has taken from a large bin into the straw basket of a woman in dark rebozo and skirt; other women shoppers clamor in the background. Unsigned. 9.0 x 13.9 cm. Berdecio & Appelbaum 249.

 

213. "Décimas 'La perra brava.'" Zinc etching: A very pregnant dog in the middle of a crowd of people. Unsigned. 8.8 x 14.2 cm. Berdecio & Appelbaum 258.

 

214. "Decimas los robachicos en accion." Zinc etching: Thick-lipped kidnapper wearing dilapidated straw hat carries away a wide-eyed little girl with open mouth, she is wearing a long-sleeved white blouse and long black skirt; in the background is a wooden cart with two burros. Unsigned. 9.4 x 14.4 cm. Berdecio & Appelbaum 64. Carrillo, p. 71: "A robachicos (child-robber) kidnaps a girl to sell her."

 

215. "Décimas 'Lino Zamora.'" Zinc etching: Man in charro dress, large sombrero and long striped serape standing in street; another man in laborer's clothing shakes his fist at the first man; dog and other people on street. Signed in print: Posada. 8.4 x 14.1 cm. Berdecio & Appelbaum 252: "Zamora was a much-beloved bullfighter who was killed by another torero on account of a woman whom they both admired. This had occurred perhaps decades before Posada did this etching, but Zamora, like so many other brave men who came to a bad end, was still alive in the people's memory--largely because of broadside like this one.

 

216. "Declaración." Type-metal engraving: Man on knees proposing to a woman sitting in a chair. Unsigned. 5.7 x 6.0 cm.

 

217. "Declaración. Del cuento: La ciudad de filigrana." Zinc etching: Well-dressed couple on a couch holding hands; older woman in background looking on and smiling; in a vignette at right the couple stand and talk as an owl flies away. Signed in print: Posada. 9.0 x 16.6 cm.

 

218. "Deportados al Valle Nacional." Zinc etching: Scene at railroad station with soldiers guarding forced laborers, men at right, women at left, smokestack on train belching smoke. Unsigned. 7.8 x 12.3 cm. Same image as in Los rateros y el Valle Nacional above.

 

219. "Los deportados al Valle Nacional." Zinc etching: Group of laborers raising their pulque glasses. Unsigned. 5.1 x 9.0 cm.

 

220. "Deportados trabajando en el Valle Nacional." Zinc etching: Forced workers laboring at a plantation. Signed in print: Posada. 11.7 x 15.5 cm. Tyler 141. Same image appears as the right half of another image (see above Tristímas lamentaciones de un enganchado.

 

221. "Los deportados trabajando en el Valle Nacional." Type-metal engraving: Group of laborers with shovels and pickaxes working in a landscape with trees and two volcanoes in the distance. Unsigned. 5.6 x 11.5 cm.

 

222. "Derrumbe de los portales." Type-metal engraving: Personification of New Year's: At left, bearded man with pickax labeled 1895 kicks over a wall; a naked child labeled 1896 carrying another pickax climbs up behind the bearded man. Unsigned. 7.7 x 5.7 cm.

 

223. "Descubriendo un crimen." Type-metal engraving: Rear view of three men, two of whom are rather portly, in a room with beamed ceiling, one with lantern, looking beyond the print, disembodied hand at right. Unsigned. 8.6 x 6.6 cm.

 

224. "Devaneo amoroso." Type-metal engraving: Couple sitting in chairs holding hands. Unsigned. 4.8 x 5.4 cm.

 

225. "La diva mexicana." Zinc etching: Four robust women in risque show girl attire and high heels. Unsigned. 6.7 x 7.0 cm.

 

 


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