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El fin del mundo es ya cierto todos serán calaveras; adiós todos los vivientes, ahora sí fue de deveras

El fin del mundo es ya cierto todos serán calaveras; adiós todos los vivientes, ahora sí fue de deveras

 
 
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Broadside, recto, shows skeletons in pandemonium because of cataclysmic natural events around them. There are also three small skeletons heading the text. The text, a calavera in verse (epitaph), predicts an apocalypse as the year 1899 ends. The verso shows grieving skeletons at a graveyard attending a funeral, one is flung over a grave crying. There are also six small skeletons and skulls in between the text which is titled "A remembrance, my friends, from one who today is a calavera, lets begin to talk about Arnulfo Arroyo, who is truly dead." The text, also a calavera in verse, conveys how Arroyo through a plot was killed by his friend Velásquez and how he is waiting for everyone on the other side--in the afterlife.
Imprenta de Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, Calle de Santa Teresa núm 1. México.
Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1977; (DLC/PP-1977:215.544).
Forms part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).

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01/01/1899
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Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (Firm), publisher
Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913, artist
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