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Mexican Boy

Title (Spanish): Niño Mexican
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
Mexico
Date made:
ca 1950
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
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
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Mexican America
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Smithsonian Latino Center: Young Ambassadors Program

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-03-22T15:39:30.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Smithsonian Latino Center: Young Ambassadors Program
Views:
3,757
Video Duration:
2 min 11 sec
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2012 Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-02-15T21:25:57.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
2012 Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program
Description:
Young Ambassadors Program Highlight Reel
Views:
1,877
Video Duration:
1 min 44 sec
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Mexican Market

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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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.1

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T15:52:48.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.1
Views:
213
Video Duration:
13 min 54 sec
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 1

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:42:57.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 1
Views:
350
Video Duration:
15 min 1 sec
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.2

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T15:58:13.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.2
Views:
58
Video Duration:
7 min 15 sec
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.5

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:06:51.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.5
Views:
36
Video Duration:
6 min 38 sec
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 2

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:48:21.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades Q&A pt 2
Views:
60
Video Duration:
15 min 2 sec
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TheLatinoCenter
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.4

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:04:52.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.4
Views:
59
Video Duration:
5 min 39 sec
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.7

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:19:16.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.7
Views:
55
Video Duration:
3 min 7 sec
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.6

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T16:14:49.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.6
Views:
52
Video Duration:
12 min 54 sec
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The Smithsonian Latino Center Ruben Blades pt.3

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

Title (Spanish): Plaza del Mercado
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
Subject:
Art
Cultures & Communities
Latino
Immigration
Mexican America
ID Number:
GA*14183
Catalog number:
14183
Accession number:
92987
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
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Mexican America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Haitian-Dominican Friendship Concert: May 16, 2012

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-08-16T16:27:43.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Haitian-Dominican Friendship Concert: May 16, 2012
Views:
782
Video Duration:
1 hr 48 min 44 sec
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The Central American Ceramics Project

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-07-06T06:57:48.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
The Central American Ceramics Project
Description:
Coming March 2013 Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central American Lives Revealed (500 B.C.*-1500 A.D.) Native peoples began arriving in Central American over 10,000 years ago, over time developing diverse ways of organizing their communities and living off the land and water. We can begin to reconstruct their societies and belief systems by looking at objects like figurines, musical instruments, body stamps, incense burners, and clay pots that Native artists created, used, and traded locally over millennia. These objects show see scenes from parenthood, images related to magic and power, and depictions of important plants and animals. Inspired by archeology, this exhibition reveals the lives of the Central American ancestors.
Views:
110
Video Duration:
1 min 28 sec
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TheLatinoCenter
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Smithsonian Latino Center
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Young Ambassadors Program Internships

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-02-15T21:14:32.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
Young Ambassadors Program Internships
Description:
Learn more about the Young Ambassadors Program internship experiences
Views:
611
Video Duration:
2 min 34 sec
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TheLatinoCenter
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Smithsonian Latino Center
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2015 YAP Impact Video

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2015-07-23T23:10:39.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
2015 YAP Impact Video
Views:
57
Video Duration:
6 min 38 sec
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TheLatinoCenter
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Smithsonian Latino Center
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Cerámica de los Ancestros Central America s Past Revealed 154660325

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-05-31T19:04:56.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Education
Video Title:
Cerámica de los Ancestros Central America s Past Revealed 154660325
Views:
75
Video Duration:
7 min 36 sec
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TheLatinoCenter
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Smithsonian Latino Center
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Young Ambassadors Program Washington Week

Creator:
Smithsonian Latino Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-02-15T21:20:36.000Z
Topic:
Latinos
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism
Video Title:
Young Ambassadors Program Washington Week
Description:
Learn more about the Washington Week experience of the Young Ambassadors Program
Views:
495
Video Duration:
2 min 51 sec
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TheLatinoCenter
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