Category Archives: Artwork

Prensa internacional, 1913. Las mujeres mexicanas en la revolución


Hoy me encontré con este espectacular periódico francés de 1913 que habla nada más ni nada menos que de las mujeres de la revolución mexicana. Las revoluciones son raras en América Latina, y las mujeres estaban un poco en el … Continue reading

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Café


In 1904, Americans paid Puerto Rican coffee pickers (who were paid based on volume picked) an average of 12 to 16 cents per day. US colonial administrators argued that if Puerto Ricans were to receive a better wage, they would … Continue reading

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Gone democratic


1900 Campaign poster for the Republican Party. “The American flag has not been planted in foreign soil to acquire more territory but for humanity’s sake,” president William McKinley, July 12, 1900. Left: see how the situation allegedly was in 1896, … Continue reading

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The Caribe Hilton


“Dozens of Puerto Ricans stood along the rails, fishing in the shallow lagoon, and off to my right was a huge white shape beneath a neon sign that said Caribé Hilton. This, I knew, was the cornerstone of The Boom. … Continue reading

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Henna y la bandera puertorriqueña


Carta del Dr. Henna a Betances, New York, 28 de febrero de 1896. J.J. Henna, M.D. 8 West 40th St. New York El objeto fue demostrar más sentimiento fraternal hacia Cuba, y sacar más partido. La de Lares nadie aceptó, … Continue reading

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Vaya Con Dios


I have talked about this Belgian group before (cf. Aïe aïe aïe aïe aïe aïe Puerto Rico). Quite by accident, I found the CD in one of the free public libraries of Paris. Interview with the singer (Dani Klein): Q: How … Continue reading

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Latin American impressionist


Francisco Oller 1833-1917 from Bayamón, PR Monday, June 17th, marks the 180th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican painter Francisco Oller de Cestero (aka Frasquito). Oller traveled to Europe and became the only Spanish-speaking artist to play a part, however … Continue reading

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