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Entertainment in Mexico Broadsides

Identifier: MSS-4327

Scope and Contents

This collection of two broadsides published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo and illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada demonstrates entertainment papers that were circulated in Mexico at the turn of the nineteenth century. One broadside advertises a reenactment of the Third Battle of Puebla and one illustrated broadside, partially written in verse, reports on a sensational murder by a woman. Both broadsides are written in Spanish.


  • 1894 - 1910

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Biographical / Historical

Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (1852-1917) was a printer and publisher based in Mexico. Arroyo mainly printed materials that were of low cost, such as broadsides and flyers, that reflected popular culture of the time. Sensational and facetious reporting were commonly utilized features in Arroyo's news publications. He also printed recipe booklets, song books, and traditional remedy flyers. He regularly worked with known lithographer and printer José Guadalupe Posada.

José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) was a lithographer and printer who produced popular illustrations in Mexico. Known for satirical political drawings, Posada often vocalized critiques of popular culture as a collaborator with newspapers. Posada's best-known work is La Calavera Catrina created in 1910.


.01 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Guide to Entertainment in Mexico Broadsides
October 2022
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Repository Details

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