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Plate 5: “¡Mátalos en caliente!” Veracruz, 25 de Junio de 1879 (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 5: “¡Mátalos en caliente!” Veracruz, 25 de Junio de 1879 (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 5: “Kill Them on the Spot” Veracruz, June 25,1879 (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution)
Artist: Alfredo Zalce (Mexican, 1908 - 2003)
Subject Matter: Porfirio Diaz (Mexican, 1830 - 1915)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican, founded 1937)
Date: 1947
Medium: linocut
Dimensions:
Image: 12 × 8 1/4 in. (30.5 × 21 cm)
Support: 15 9/16 × 10 1/2 in. (39.5 × 26.7 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.29.40
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: “Aprehendidos infraganti, mátalos en caliente”, decía telegrama que Porfirio Díaz envío al general Luis Mier y Terán, Comandante Militar de Veracruz, para indicarle que, sin juicio, fusilara a varias personas cuyo único delito consistía en anhelar un régimen democrático. El 25 de junio de 1879 fueron llevados al paredón los jefes de este frustrado movimiento revolucionario, precursor de los acontecimientos de 1910. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: “Caught red-handed, kill them on the spot,” read the telegram that Porfirio Díaz sent to General Luis Mier y Terán, military commander of Veracruz, ordering him to shoot without trial several people whose only crime consisted of a yearning for a democratic regime. On June 25, 1879 the leaders of this unsuccessful revolutionary movement, one that preceded the 1910 events, were sent before a firing squad to be executed. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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