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