Poems of Valentín Mancera brought from the state of Guanajuato
Broadside shows a Mexican guitarist singing in a doorway, as two soldiers escort Valentín Mancera, an outlaw from the state of Guanajuato. Mancera, murdered by the police in 1880, was famous for his hatred of the gachupines (the pure-blooded Spaniards who formed the upper class). His class hatred and the details surrounding his death made him a natural hero. The song "Murió Valentín Mancera," on the recto, describes and laments his death. An additional song, "Adios, adios!" is on the verso.
Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (Firm), publisher
- 1 print on lime ground wood paper : relief etching and metal cut, with text in letterpress ; 30 x 20 cm. (sheet).
Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913 , artist
- Imp. de Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, Calle de Santa Teresa Núm. 1. México.
- Posada's Mexico / Ron Tyler. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1979, p. 150.
- Purchase; Caroline and Erwin Swann Memorial Fund; 1978; (DLC/PP-1978:109.001).