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Dona Julia [screen print poster]

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Artist:
Diaz, Juan
Author:
Marques, Rene
Donor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education Department of Education
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 83.9 x 53.1 cm
Type:
Film posters
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico
Date:
1952
20th century
Summary:
This silkscreen by Juan Diaz emphasizes the central, heroic figure of a woman carrying a child. Released in 1955, the film is an adaptation of a short story by Rene Marques in the anthology "Cinco Cuentos de Miedo" (Five Frightful Tales), which was distributed in rural communities in 1954. Using melodrama, the storyline validates medical science and health education in the face of traditional healing beliefs and "superstitions". (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Cite as:
Puerto Rico Division of Education Poster Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Superstition
Medical sciences
Motion pictures
Politics
Local number:
AC0615-0000024.tif (AC Scan)
1997.3100.18 (Museum Cat. No.)
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Puerto Rico Division of Education (DIVEDCO) Poster Collection
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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