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Posada (José Guadalupe) Collection of works published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo
BANC PIC 2010.025  
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Description
Mexican chapbooks, broadsides, single-fold pamphlets, handbills and other printed ephemera, chiefly issued by Mexico City's leading penny press publisher, Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. Most are illustrated, by José Guadalupe Posada.
Background
José Guadalupe Posada was born in Aguascalientes on February 2, 1852. He was a Mexican printmaker famous for his politically satirical cartoons and sketches. He used skulls, calaveras, and skeletons to make political and cultural critiques.
Extent
390 items (approximately 390 prints in 2 pamphlet boxes, 2 clamshell boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 4 oversize folders) : etchings, engravings, lithographs, or woodcuts with letterpress ; approximately 40 x 60 cm or smaller.
Restrictions
Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.