Fiesta Floral [caption title]

Mexico: Imprenta de Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, 1911. Broadside, approximately 14 x 9.5 inches. Light toning and dust soiling. Very good. Item #4664

A celebratory political broadside published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo in the wake of victories by Francisco Madero and his revolutionary generals over Porfirio Diaz in 1911. The broadside prints four separate verses, the first of which, under the heading "Fiesta Floral," imagines an allegory in which the people and the country are showered with flowers and wrapped in the national flag in celebration of the achievement of peace and freedom. The remaining verses printed on the lower half of the sheet praise three key figures of Diaz's overthrow -- Madero's wife, "the First Lady of the Revolution," Sara Perez Romero; General Pascual Orozco, leader of revolutionary forces in Chihuahua; and Aquiles Serdan, a political supporter of Madero in Puebla who, along with his family, was killed by Diaz's police in 1910. Each verse is headed by a photographic portrait of the individual celebrated. Scarce. We locate copies at for U.S. institutions -- NYPL, SMU, UTSA, and Berkeley.

Price: $600.00