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Mexican Boy

Title (Spanish): Niño Mexican
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Graphic artist:
Kistler, Lynton R.
Original artist:
Contreras, Ramon
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 40.8 cm x 29 cm; 16 1/16 in x 11 7/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
ca 1950
Description:
This lithograph of a boy at work was designed in the late 1930s by the Mexican American artist Ramón Contreras (1919-1940). Mexican-born, he grew up in San Bernardino, a major agricultural town east of Los Angeles. His career was tragically short. Before he died of cancer at the age of 21, Contreras became the youngest artist ever invited to the Golden Gate International Exposition, and traveled to Mexico to meet the famed muralist Diego Rivera. Contreras came of age during the Great Depression (1930s), a period of economic crisis for all Americans and for people around the globe. Much of the art produced during these difficult years reflects a political and aesthetic vision–to document and ennoble the lives of ordinary working people. Here, Contreras presents us with an idealized image of a confident young man in motion. Identifiably Mexican with his serape draped over one shoulder, the boy drawn by Contreras triumphantly at the center of the frame is perhaps a fruit vendor. He is probably not a fruit picker–note the non-Californian bananas arrayed with other warm-weather fruits in his basket. This lithograph was printed in about 1950 by Lynton Kistler–it is one of the 2,700 prints by this prominent Los Angeles printer that are housed in the Graphic Arts Collection of the National Museum of American History.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Cultures & Communities
Art
Latino
Immigration
Agriculture
Mexican America
Credit Line:
Kistler Collection
ID Number:
1978.0650.1130
Accession number:
1978.0650
Catalog number:
1978.0650.1130
78.0650.1130
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Mexican America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Mexican Kitchen

Title (Spanish): Cocina Mexicana
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Graphic artist:
Charlot, Jean
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 42.6 cm x 32.2 cm; 16 3/4 in x 12 11/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Colorado, Colorado Springs
Mexico
Date made:
1948
Description:
The French-born artist Jean Charlot spent his early career during the 1920s in Mexico City. His 1948 lithograph depicts a scene from the domestic life of a Mexican indigenous woman, a favorite theme of the artist. Household work—without the aid of most, if any, electrical appliances—was a full-time job for many working-class and poor Mexican women, north and south of the border, well into the 20th century. Food preparation was especially labor-intensive. Corn had to be processed, wood gathered, and water fetched, in the midst of child rearing and other household duties. This was the daily fare of most women, who rarely worked outside the home after marriage. Mexican American women who found work in cities like El Paso in the early 20th century were either single or widowed. Many worked as domestic servants, others in industrial laundries or textile mills. Like today, some women turned to their kitchens to earn a living, making meager profits selling prepared food on the street to Mexican American workers and Mexican migrants.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Art
Cultures & Communities
Food Culture
Latino
Work
Immigration
Native Americans
Mexican America
ID Number:
GA*23377
Catalog number:
23377
Accession number:
299563
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Mexican America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Smithsonian Latino Center: Young Ambassadors Program

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-03-22T15:39:30.000Z
Video Title:
Smithsonian Latino Center: Young Ambassadors Program
Views:
5,536
Video Duration:
2 min 11 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
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Mexican Market

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Artist:
Louis Lozowick, born Ludvinovka, Russia 1892-died South Orange, NJ 1973
Printer:
George C. Miller, born New York City 1894-died 1965
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. (24.5 x 36.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1935
Topic:
Figure group
Ethnic\Mexican
Landscape\Mexico
Occupation\vendor\pottery seller
Dress\ethnic\Mexican dress
Architecture Exterior\commercial\market
Object\other\container
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Adele Lozowick
Object number:
1981.119.27
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1935, Lee Lozowick
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

2012 Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-02-15T21:25:57.000Z
Video Title:
2012 Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program
Description:
Young Ambassadors Program Highlight Reel
Views:
1,911
Video Duration:
1 min 44 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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Smithsonian Latino Center

Mexican Army Frock Coat

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Physical Description:
wool (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 37 1/4 in x 19 in; 94.615 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
coat
Place made:
Mexico
Associated place:
Mexico
Date made:
ca 1840
Associated date:
1846 - 1848
Description:
Physical Description
Blue wool with red edging and facings. Guilt buttons and gold-colored shoulder strap.
Specific History
This uniform coat would have been worn by a lieutenant in the Artillery of the Mexican army.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Military
Latino
ThinkFinity
Event:
Mexican War
ID Number:
AF*16156
Catalog number:
16156
Accession number:
13152
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
ThinkFinity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Market Plaza Mexico

Title (Spanish): Plaza del Mercado
view Market Plaza Mexico digital asset: Market Plaza, Mexico
Graphic artist:
Hart, George O. "Pop"
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 40.1 cm x 28.6 cm; 15 13/16 in x 11 1/4 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Aquatint
Place made:
Mexico
Associated Place:
Mexico
Date made:
ca 1925
Associated Date:
20th century
Description:
This aquatint, titled Market Plaza by Geoge O. "Pop" Hart, was printed about 1925, a period of peak migration for workers streaming to the United States seeking opportunity in the United States and escape from the chaos of the Mexican Revolution (1910 1921). Many of the married men settled in the United States and brought their wives and families—from 1900 to 1932, the Mexican-born population of the United States grew from 103,000 to over 1,400,000. Other Mexican workers returned to their homes in Jalisco, Guanajuato, or Michoacán, and came north periodically in search of seasonal or temporary work. Replacing recently banned workers from Asia, these men provided cheap labor for the newly irrigated cotton fields of Texas and Arizona, the copper mines of Utah, the fruit processing plants of California, and the railroads that connected all points in between. An abundance of factory jobs also increasingly attracted Mexican migrants to cities like Chicago and Milwaukee. But many of these hard-earned economic opportunities in the United States came to an end during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Mexican workers in areas like California had to compete with economic refugees from across the country. Many were targets of discrimination and anti-immigrant violence. Thousands of American citizens were among the 500,000 men, women, and children forcibly and suddenly moved to Mexico on buses and trains from Texas and California during the Great Depression. This print is one of a series of images created by American artists traveling in Mexico.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Art
Cultures & Communities
Latino
Immigration
Mexican America
ID Number:
GA*14183
Catalog number:
14183
Accession number:
92987
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Mexican America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Mexican People

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Artist:
Feliciano Peña, Mexican, born Silao, Mexico 1915-died 1982
Medium:
woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group
Landscape
Ethnic\Mexican
Occupation\domestic\water carrier
Architecture\other\well
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Olin Dows
Object number:
1983.90.130
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.1

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T15:52:48.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.1
Views:
227
Video Duration:
13 min 54 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 1

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:42:57.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 1
Views:
353
Video Duration:
15 min 1 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.4

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:04:52.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.4
Views:
60
Video Duration:
5 min 39 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.6

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:14:49.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.6
Views:
54
Video Duration:
12 min 54 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.5

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:06:51.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.5
Views:
38
Video Duration:
6 min 38 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
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Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.3

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:00:43.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.3
Views:
43
Video Duration:
12 min
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
People & Blogs
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.7

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:19:16.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.7
Views:
55
Video Duration:
3 min 7 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
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Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 2

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:48:21.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 2
Views:
62
Video Duration:
15 min 2 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
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Smithsonian Latino Center

The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.2

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T15:58:13.000Z
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.2
Views:
61
Video Duration:
7 min 15 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
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TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

Cerámica de los Ancestros Central America s Past Revealed 154660325

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-05-31T19:04:56.000Z
Video Title:
Cerámica de los Ancestros Central America s Past Revealed 154660325
Views:
104
Video Duration:
7 min 36 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
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TheLatinoCenter
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Smithsonian Latino Center

Haitian-Dominican Friendship Concert: May 16, 2012

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-08-16T16:27:43.000Z
Video Title:
Haitian-Dominican Friendship Concert: May 16, 2012
Views:
810
Video Duration:
1 hr 48 min 44 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
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YouTube Channel:
TheLatinoCenter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Latino Center

A Decade of Empowerment: Young Ambassadors Alumni Perspectives

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Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-07-23T23:10:39.000Z
Video Title:
A Decade of Empowerment: Young Ambassadors Alumni Perspectives
Views:
5,563
Video Duration:
6 min 38 sec
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
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