Corrido de Reyes Ruiz. Corrido de Martín Herrera

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Ballad of Reyes Ruiz. Ballad of Martín Herrera
Broadside shows simple ornamental border dividing the text which, in verse, consists of two ballads. The "Ballad of Reyes Ruiz," by Epigmenio Gonzales, conveys the killing of Ruiz on the eve of a Dieciseis de Septiembre (Mexican Independence Day) celebration. He is warned by his mother not to attend, but he goes anyway, gets drunk and is killed by Plutarco. The "Ballad of Martín Herrera," by Marcelino Sorio, conveys the killing of Herrera for being a crafty bandit.

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).

Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (Firm), publisher
  • Ballads--Mexican--1890-1920.
  • Broadsides--Mexican--1890-1920.
  • 1 print on natural ground wood paper : text in letterpress ; 29.9 x 19.9 cm. (sheet).
  • Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1977; (DLC/PP-1977:215.597).
  • Forms part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).

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