Altar De La Virgen De Guadalupe Digital History ID 2893|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: print
Museum Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-04603
Annotation: Altar De La Virgen De Guadalupe translated means the "Altar of the the Virgin of Guadalupe." Our Lady of Guadalupe is on an altar surrounded by candles and plants.
From about 1900 until 1970, Antonio Vanegas Arroyo ran a Mexico City publishing firm that printed a series of small theatrical works which were put in his Galería de Teatro Infantil. Some of his publications and book covers were illustrated by the famous Mexican illustrator, José Guadalupe Posada.
Jose Guadalupe Posada died in poverty. Today, however, his art work is well-known as folk art. He is perhaps most famous for his association with the Mexican festival Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
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