Mexico City: Cooperativo de Artes Graficas, 1938? Original linocut poster (94x67.25cm.) printed in black and dark terracotta on tan laid stock; professionally washed, linen-backed, and with two discrete professional repairs. Still, Near Fine condition.
Poster promoting the Comité Nacional de la Campaña Pro-Educación Popular and the accomplishments of the Zapatismo agrarian movement in Mexico, featuring a massive portrait of a Zapata-like face adorned with his famously pomaded mustachios. Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919) was a leading figure among the peasantry during the Mexican Revolution, whose capture and holding of the state of Morelos would lead to the election of numerous Zapatistas to local government and the institution of land reforms. The second date marks the founding of the above-mentioned Comité Nacional, presumably an organization created for the enhancement of rural education, though we find little evidence of the Comité's existence in the public record. The poster itself appears to be unrecorded, with no locations in OCLC as of March, 2018.