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Plate 19: La dictadura porfiriana exalta demagógicamente al indígena, 1910 (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 19: La dictadura porfiriana exalta demagógicamente al indígena, 1910 (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 19: Deceitful Glorification of the Natives During the Porfirio Díaz Regime, 1910 (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution)
Artist: Alfredo Zalce (Mexican, 1908 - 2003)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican, founded 1937)
Date: printed 1947
Medium: linocut
Dimensions:
Image: 8 1/2 × 11 7/8 in. (21.6 × 30.2 cm)
Support: 10 5/8 × 15 5/8 in. (27 × 39.7 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.29.54
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: Con motivo de las fastuosas festividades del primer Centenario de la Independencia de México, los científicos y favoritos del régimen quisieron aparentar ante los extranjeros visitantes un entrañable amor por los indígenas. Por las calles capitalinas se organizaron desfiles de danzantes y de carros alegóricos, mientras en los campos el indígena se moría de hambre. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: During the lavish festivities of the first Centennial of the Independence of Mexico, the self-proclaimed Científicos (Scientificists) and others favored by the regime pretended to have a deep fondness for the natives while in the company of foreign visitors. Parades of dancers and floats marched through the city streets while in rural areas the natives starved. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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