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Plate 37: El gran guerrillero Francisco Villa, (1877-1923) (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 37: El gran guerrillero Francisco Villa, (1877-1923) (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 37: The Great Revolutionary Leader Francisco Villa (1877-1923) (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution)
Artist: Alberto Beltrán (Mexican, 1923 - 2002)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican, founded 1937)
Date: printed 1947
Medium: linocut
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
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Object number: 2015.29.71
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: Francisco Villa, el genial guerrillero de la Revolución Mexicana, destacó grandemente por sus ideas revolucionarias en los días precursores de 1910. Apenas tuvo conocimiento del Plan de San Luis Potosí se marchó al cerro a pelear, y en mayo de 1911 hizo posible la caída de Ciudad Juárez en poder de los maderistas. A la muerte del Apóstol de la Democracia, luchó en las filas constitucionalistas en donde tuvo una actuación preponderante. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: In the preceding days before 1910 Francisco Villa the brilliant insurgent of the Mexican Revolution attracted considerable attention with his revolutionary ideas. As soon as he had knowledge of the Plan de San Luis Potosí (Plan of San Luis Potosí) he headed for the hills to fight and in May 1911, he and Madero's supporters managed to capture Ciudad Juarez. After the death of the “Apostle of Democracy,” he fought in the Constitucionalistas (Constitutionalists) ranks where he played a major role. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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