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Artist:
Contreras, Jose Melendez  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Collection Collector:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 62 x 44 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Scope and Contents:
The dramatic image in the poster illustrates the dilemma of Ignacio, a sugarcane worker who has a child out of wedlock without his wife's knowledge. Catalina, Ignacio's wife, discovers his secret but takes in the child and raises her as their own. In the books, films and posters of DIVEDCO, emotions like love, fear, and jealousy were readily acknowledged as real forces that determine the relationships between individuals, their families, and communities. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000018.tif (AC Scan) 1997.3100.29 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Paternity  Search this
Illegtimacy  Search this
Jealousy  Search this
Secrecy  Search this
Family secrets  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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