This is a completely reworked reproduction of an original calaveras (skeletons) broadsheet. Originally double-sided, 16 x 11 inches, and published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo in Mexico City between 1890 & 1913. He would hawk these calaveras broadsheets - usually printed on brightly coloured paper - on the streets and at public gatherings around The Mexican Day of the Dead on the 1st & 2nd of November.
The artwork for these broadsheets is variously attributed to Jose Guadalupe Posada & Manuel Manilla, who together with Antonio Vanegas gave popularity to the theme of calaveras drawings and satirical verses about the living in terms of the dead.
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