The thundering skeleton of the modern bells

José Guadalupe Posada Mexican

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This print probably refers to the bells and clock that were installed in June 1905 in the tower of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.
The cathedral is located in the Zócalo, the main plaza of the city, and symbolically stands at the heart of the nation. The verses relate the misdemeanors of people of different occupations, including Don Angel the pawnbroker and Rosita the shoemaker. The skeleton calls for these people to mend their behavior.

The thundering skeleton of the modern bells, José Guadalupe Posada (Mexican, 1851–1913), Zincograph and letterpress on orange paper

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