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Corrido de Reyes Ruiz. Corrido de Martín Herrera

Corrido de Reyes Ruiz. Corrido de Martín Herrera
1 print on natural ground wood paper : text in letterpress ; 29.9 x 19.9 cm. (sheet).
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.
  • 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).
  • Popular Graphic Arts
  • Reyes Ruiz, Jesús María,--1867-
  • Homicides--Mexico--1890-1920.
  • Independence Day (Mexico)--1890-1920.
  • Ballads--Mexican--1890-1920.
  • Broadsides--Mexican--1890-1920.
Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress)
Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (Firm), publisher
Ballad of Reyes Ruiz. Ballad of Martín Herrera
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