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Plate 6: Las acordadas (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 6: Las acordadas (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 6: The Rural Police the Acordadas (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution).
Artist: Jesús Escobedo (Mexican, 1918 - 1978)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican, founded 1937)
Date: 1947
Medium: linocut
Dimensions:
Image: 11 7/8 × 8 1/2 in. (30.2 × 21.6 cm)
Support: 15 11/16 × 10 5/8 in. (39.8 × 27 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.29.41
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: Una herida más en el ya sangrante pueblo mexicano fueron las famosas Acordadas, a quienes el dolor popular dedicó sentidas canciones. Constituidas en guardias rurales las Acordadas no sólo arrancaban de su hogar y de su tierra a los campesinos, sino que eran los instrumentos implacables de toda la barbarie porfirista. El pueblo luchó contra las Acordadas, llegando hasta el ataque organizado. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: Another wound in the already bleeding Mexican heart was the notorious rural police, the Acordadas, to whom the misery stricken people dedicated heartfelt songs. The Acordadas were made up of rural guards that not only ripped the peasants from their homes and lands but were also the ruthless and merciless mechanism of the Porfiriato brutality. People fought against the Acordadas, including carrying out organized attacks against them. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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