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Plate 58: El pueblo es soberano (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 58: El pueblo es soberano (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 58: Sovereign People (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution)
Artist: Ignacio Aguirre (Mexican, 1900 - 1990)
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: 2015.29.91
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: La Revolución Mexicana tuvo la gran virtud de devolver al pueblo la soberanía de sus derechos. En la época de Porfirio Díaz, la soberanía fue negada al pueblo. El movimiento social iniciado en 1910 rescató para los ciudadanos sus derechos usurpados durante más de treinta años de dictadura porfirista, a través de los cuales no hubo derechos políticos, ni de ninguna especie. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: The Mexican Revolution had the virtue of restoring sovereignty to the people. In the days of Porfirio Díaz autonomy was denied. The social movement that began in 1910 restored the citizens' rights that were usurped for more than thirty years by the Porfiriato dictatorship during which there were no political rights, or freedoms of any kind. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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