RARE MEXICAN REVOLUTION ERA FOLK TIN RETABLO TRANSFER HANGED MEN 1916
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FROM ANTIQUE SHOP IN GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, MX:EXTREMELY RARE: OLD TIN TRANSFER RETABLO, FEATURING ONE OF TRAGIC AND DRAMATIC EVENTS IN A LIFE OF A SIMPLE WOMAN in JUNE OF 1915 - HORRIFIC SITUATIONS LIKE THE ONE DEPICTED IN THIS TRANSFER WERE COMMON AND EVENTUALLY LED TO MEXICAN REVOLUTION . WE CAN SEE THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER. LOSELY TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH: I was beaten along with my baby by a tyran Pablo Gonzales for begging him not to hang my husband and my older son and lost my conscious; when I came to I saw my husband and son already hanging. I was praying to the Virgin of Guadalupe to give me force to take them down alive and she gave me what I asked for. We are going to all escape to Toluca because we are good people. Esperansa Tripa July 15, 1916 BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF MEXICAN POPULAR FOLK ART, POPULARIZING EVENTS DURING MEXICAN REVOLUTION: THIS PARTICULAR TRANSFER RETABLO FEATURES STORY OF A SIMPLE WOMAN with VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE appearing in the UPPER LEFT part of retablo in the skies. THESE POPULAR ART RETABLOS ARE ALWAYS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOLK PAINTING THIS PARTICULAR RETABLO IS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOLK PAINTING, SIGNED in the LEFT side by RETABLERO (artist) AMAZING DETAILS!
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