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Plate 25: Emiliano Zapata (1877-1919) (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 25: Emiliano Zapata (1877-1919) (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 25: Emiliano Zapata (1877-1919) (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution)
Artist: Ángel Bracho (Mexican, 1911 - 2005)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican, founded 1937)
Date: printed 1947
Medium: linocut
Dimensions:
Image: 11 5/8 × 8 3/8 in. (29.5 × 21.3 cm)
Support: 15 3/4 × 10 5/8 in. (40 × 27 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.29.60
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: A medida que pasa el tiempo, la figura de Emiliano Zapata adquiere relieves de portentosa grandeza. Su vida estuvo consagrada a hacer posible en México un régimen de seguridad y progreso sociales. Una de las virtudes más admirables del sacrificado de Chinameca es su invariable persistencia en la lucha agraria. No aceptó ofrecimientos, no valieron tentaciones, él siguió siempre fiel a sus propósitos: resolver el problema de la tierra. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: As time goes by Emiliano Zapata continues to be a prominent figure of extraordinary dignity. He devoted his life to creating a system of social progress and security in Mexico. One of his most admirable virtues as the “Martyr of Chinameca” was his unwavering tenacity in the fight for the land. He did not accept offers of any kind, nor was he tempted, and he faithfully followed his determination of solving land disputes. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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