Lot 202 of 435:
Posada broadside on S.F. earthquake 1906  

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Espantosisimos Terremotos y Formidable Incendio en San Francisco California!



Imprenta de Antonio Vanegas Arroyo



Broadside, single sheet printed on both sides, text in two columns. With illustration by José Guadalupe Posada. 29x20 cm (11¼x8").

Description of the calamity that befell San Francisco on the 18th of April, 1906, as the earth shook, and then the city burned, with subtext "La ciudad entre las Llamas! - Millares de victimas! - Catastrofe nunca vista!" José Guadalupe Posada, the uncredited artist of the illustration, is best known as a political printmaker and engraver who employed "calaveras" (skulls) in many of his works. No copies are listed in OCLC/WorldCat.

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Paper a little toned, a corner with small nick; very good.

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