MATERIAL: Lithography
TYPE: Cards
DIMENSIONS: 7 cm x 4 cm (each)
COMPONENTS: 24 lithographic cards; hand-painted. Small sheets cut and pasted on stiff cardboard. Recent leather custom made case.  
CONDITION: very nice; Cards very well preserved, very good condition.
NOTES: Although there is no bibliographic reference (Worldcat, Library of Congress, BNM, BNE, Condumex), these cards can be dated around 1830 -1840s due to the aesthetic and the lithographic quality. They are very nice as well.
priceInfo: 4/1/16
Foreign Language Inscription: T. Tamalera. Tamalera y anda en coche/ Porque trabaja de…¡noche! L. Limosna. Dar limosna es cosa grata/ Si el pobre tiene posdata P. Planchadora. Si planchas a un estudiante/ que pague por delante  F. Fandango. Fandango de niñas tiernas/ Espectáculo de piernas
ITEM ID: 3558

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Hand-Painted Cards with Spanish Alphabet and Verses

DATE
Decade: 1830s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: C. 1830-40. Although there is no bibliographic reference (Worldcat, Library of Congress, BNM, BNE, Condumex),these cards can be dated around  1830 -1840s due to the aesthetic and the lithographic quality.

A set of hand painted love cards made during the Porfirian era. Letters: A, B, C, CH, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, LL, M, N, Ñ, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U y X-Z. Regarding the motive of their creation: the style and format is consistent with the promotional cards of Tobacco companies, however the creation by a particular workshop or company cannot be disregarded. Each card has a stereotypical image of a Mexican type followed by a humorous verse: T. Tamalera. Tamalera y anda en coche/ Porque trabaja de…¡noche!L. Limosna. Dar limosna es cosa grata/ Si el pobre tiene posdataP. Planchadora. Si planchas a un estudiante/ que pague por delante F. Fandango. Fandango de niñas tiernas/ Espectáculo de piernasA very early example of Mexican cartoon, which criticizes and mocks the different layers of the Mexican society, occupations, traditions and customs.