28 illustrated songsheets that use verse to satirize news stories from Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th century. The sheets credit Antonio Vanegas Arroyo as publisher, while the accompanying illustrations are attributed to José Guadalupe Posada.
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José Guadalupe Posada was born February 2, 1851 in Aguascalientes, Mexico. He died January 20, 1913, in Mexico City. He was a printmaker and illustrator whose expressionistic content and style were influential in the development of 20th-century Mexican graphic art.
He had thousands of broadside illustrations, book and song covers published with his art over the course of his career. Posada is best known for his animated skeletons called "calaveras." There is a museum in Aguascalientes dedicated to Posada's work.
Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, (1850–1917) was a Mexican printer and publisher. He established a printing house in Mexico City just before the start of the 20th century. Arroyo partnered with José Guadalupe Posada to produce Perico el incorregible, Casa de vecindad and Celos de negro con don Folías. Arroyo also published the journals La gaceta callejera, El teatro, El boletín, El centavo perdido, and El jicote among others.
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