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Plate 50: La Soldadera (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 50: La Soldadera (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 50: The Woman Soldier, Camp Follower (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
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.29.83
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: La mujer tiene especial lugar en la historia revolucionaria. Nuestra gloriosa “Soldadera” acompañó a las tropas en los momentos más difíciles. No hubo una sola “Adelita” –la bella Adela Maldonado- hubo muchas. En cada batallón figuraban varias. Sus virtudes dieron fortaleza moral a los combatientes y en la hora del peligro tomaron el 30 – 30 para disparar contra las fuerzas enemigas. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: Women have a special place in the history of the Revolution. Our glorious soldadera (female soldier) accompanied the troops even during the toughest of times. There was not one “Adelita”—the beautiful Adela Maldonado [sic]—there were many. Several belonged to each battalion. Her virtues gave moral strength to the rebels and when it came to danger she grabbed a .30-30 to fire on enemy forces. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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