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Day of the Dead in the Country [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Feast of the Dead [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Rivera, Diego 1886-1957
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1925
Topic:
Figure group
Ceremony--Holiday--Day of the Dead
Study
Image number:
JUL J0033233
Notes:
Study for "Day of the Dead - The Offering", Court of Fiestas, Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum of Modern Art, 2009
"Diego Rivera: A Retrospective," New York: Founders Society Detroit Institute of Arts, 1986, pg. 60, fig. 98
"Diego Rivera," New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1931, no. 102a
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Day of the Dead in the Country [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Feast of the Dead [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Rivera, Diego 1886-1957
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1925
Topic:
Figure group
Ceremony--Holiday--Day of the Dead
Study
Image number:
JUL J0033272
Notes:
Study for "Day of the Dead - The Offering", Court of Fiestas, Secretaría de Educación Pública, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum of Modern Art, 2009
"Diego Rivera: A Retrospective," New York: Founders Society Detroit Institute of Arts, 1986, pg. 60, fig. 98
"Diego Rivera," New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1931, no. 102a
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Skull for Day of the Dead celebration

Artists/Makers:
Felipe Linares (Felipe Linares Mendoza), Non-Indian, b. 1936
Donor:
Elena C. Eritta, Non-Indian, b. 1940
Media/Materials:
Paper mache/Papier-mâché, paint
Techniques:
Modeled, painted
Dimensions:
45 x 26.5 x 42 cm
Culture/People:
probably Non-Indian (attributed)
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
México State; Mexico
Date Created:
1972
Catalog Number:
24/8746
Collection History:
Collected in 1972 by Elena C. Eritta; donated to MAI in 1972 or 1973.
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Skull for Day of the Dead celebration

Artists/Makers:
Francisco Linares, Non-Indian
Donor:
Elena C. Eritta, Non-Indian, b. 1940
Media/Materials:
Paper mache/Papier-mâché, paint
Techniques:
Modeled, painted
Dimensions:
34.5 x 28.5 x 44 cm
Culture/People:
probably Non-Indian (attributed)
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Mexico City; Federal District; Mexico
Geographical Areas:
Valley of Mexico
Date Created:
1972
Catalog Number:
24/7361
Collection History:
Collected in 1972 by Elena C. Eritta; donated to MAI the same year.
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Skull for Day of the Dead celebration

Artists/Makers:
Francisco Linares, Non-Indian
Donor:
Elena C. Eritta, Non-Indian, b. 1940
Media/Materials:
Paper mache/Papier-mâché, paint
Techniques:
Modeled, painted
Dimensions:
25.5 x 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Culture/People:
probably Non-Indian (attributed)
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Mexico City; Federal District; Mexico
Geographical Areas:
Valley of Mexico
Date Created:
1972
Catalog Number:
24/7360
Collection History:
Collected in 1972 by Elena C. Eritta; donated to MAI the same year.
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Mold/form for shaping sugar or papier mache skulls for Day of the Dead celebrations

Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Modeled, incised
Dimensions:
17 x 12.5 x 8 cm
Culture/People:
Totonac
Object Type:
Art and Printing tools
Place:
Veracruz State; Mexico
Date Created:
circa 1940
Catalog Number:
21/8643
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1952.
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Remembering life on the Day of the Dead

Creator:
National Museum of American History
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Update Date:
2010-10-28T20:53:36Z
Topic:
American History
Synopsis:
My first job after college was teaching elementary students at a bilingual school in Mexico City. While the majority of our students were Mexican, the school included children from the U.S., Korea, England, Peru, and more; in an effort to help the students understand and appreciate each other’s cultures we had many plays, presentations, and celebrations over the course of the year. So, I looked forward to my school’s program for the Day of the Dead, a holiday I found especially fascinating. The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and Central America on November 1 & 2 as a ti [...]
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The skeleton at the feast : the Day of the Dead in Mexico / Elizabeth Carmichael, Chloë Sayer

Day of the dead in Mexico
Author:
Carmichael, Elizabeth
Sayer, Chloë
Physical description:
160 p., 32 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 28 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Mexico
Date:
2001
1991
Topic:
All Souls' Day
All Saints' Day
Folk festivals
Dead
Social life and customs
Call number:
GT4995.A4 C28 1991
Notes:
"Published in co-operation with British Museum Press." [T.p.]
Includes explanatory notes and a glossary
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The skeleton at the feast : the Day of the Dead in Mexico / Elizabeth Carmichael, Chloë Sayer

Day of the dead in Mexico
Author:
Carmichael, Elizabeth
Sayer, Chloë
Physical description:
160 p., 32 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 28 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1997
1991
Topic:
All Souls' Day
All Saints' Day
Folk festivals
Dead
Social life and customs
Notes:
"Published in co-operation with British Museum Press." [T.p.]
"Fourth University of Texas Press printing, 1997" [Verso]
Includes explanatory notes and a glossary
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Digging the Days of the Dead : a reading of Mexico's Días de muertos / Juanita Garciagodoy

Author:
Garciagodoy, Juanita 1952-
Physical description:
xviii, 333 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
All Souls' Day
Social life and customs
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The skeleton at the feast : the Day of the Dead in Mexico / Elizabeth Carmichael, Chloë Sayer

Author:
Carmichael, Elizabeth
Sayer, Chloë
Physical description:
160 p., 32 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 28 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1992
Topic:
All Souls' Day
All Saints' Day
Folk festivals
Dead
Fasts and feasts
Social life and customs
Call number:
GT4995.A4 C28 1992
Notes:
"Published in co-operation with British Museum Press."
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La ofrenda [videorecording] : the Days of the Dead / a film by Lourdes Portillo and Susana Muñoz

Ofrenda, the Days of the DeadDays of the DeadOfrenda
Author:
Portillo, Lourdes
Muñoz, Susana
Omori, Emiko
Johnson, Fenton
Rich, B. Ruby
Xochitl Films (Firm)
Physical description:
1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Folklore
Place:
Mexico
California
Date:
1990
[1990], c1989
Topic:
Documentary films
Motion pictures
All Souls' Day
All Saints' Day
Death
Folklore
Social life and customs
Religious life and customs
Summary:
Documents Mexican and Mexican American observances of Los Dias de Muertos. Emphasizes the enduring meaningfulness of practices and beliefs regarding death which appear pre-Columbian in origin
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The Day of the Dead : when two worlds meet in Oaxaca / Shawn D. Haley & Curt Fukuda

When two worlds meet in Oaxaca
Author:
Haley, Shawn D
Fukuda, Curt
Physical description:
vi, 149 p. : ill., 1 map, ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Oaxaca de Juárez
Oaxaca de Juárez (Mexico)
Date:
2004
Topic:
All Souls' Day
Death--Symbolic aspects
Altars
Cemeteries
Fasts and feasts
Religious life and customs
Social life and customs
Call number:
GT4995.A4 H35 2004b
Contents:
1. The Day of the Dead -- 2. Oaxaca and its people -- Ethnicity, variation and loyalty -- The family -- Compadres and comadres -- Poverty, subsistence, and fatalism -- 3. Funerals and death -- 4. The Day of the Dead markets -- Related cottage industries -- Pan de Muertos -- Cabecitas (Muñecas) -- Ceramic skeletons and skulls -- Ceramic vessels -- Paper products -- Incense -- Chocolate, spices, and other food stuffs -- Mole and other prepared foods -- Candies -- Flowers -- Candles -- 5. Preparation -- The living arrive -- The final preparations -- The altar structure -- Decorating the altar/ofrenda -- The cloth -- The flowers -- The fruit -- Finishing touches -- Setting out the ofrenda -- Smells -- Calaveras and muerteadas -- 6. November first : a private affair -- Open doors -- The magic path -- When they come -- the private gathering -- Going visiting -- Family obligations -- 7. November second : panteones and public festivities -- Outside the cemetery -- Inside the cemetery -- Olvidados, the forgotten ones -- The celebration ends -- Four more Mondays -- Accidentados -- 8. The roots of the Day of the Dead -- A religious paradox -- The spiritual conquest -- Symbolism and prehispanic roots -- The cult of death and the Day of the Dead -- 9. The future of the day of the dead
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Pablo remembers : the fiesta of the Day of the Dead / George Ancona

Author:
Ancona, George
Physical description:
42 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
All Souls' Day
Social life and customs
Summary:
During the three-day celebration of the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican boy and his family make elaborate preparations to honor the spirits of the dead
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Días de los muertos = days of the dead / [writers, Sarah Lane, Marilyn Turkovich ; editor, Peggy Mueller]

Days of the dead
Author:
Lane, Sarah
Turkovich, Marilyn 1944-
Associates in Multicultural and International Education
Physical description:
38 p. : ill., map, forms ; 28 cm + decorative paper cut out (47 cm x 35 cm)
Type:
Folklore
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1987
Topic:
Dead
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Teaching--Aids and devices
Social life and customs
Religious life and customs
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Days of the Dead / Kathryn Lasky ; photographs by Christopher G. Knight

Author:
Lasky, Kathryn
Knight, Christopher G
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
All Souls' Day
All Saints' Day
Social life and customs
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Day of the dead : a Mexican-American celebration / Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith ; photographs by Lawrence Migdale

Author:
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane
Migdale, Lawrence
Physical description:
30 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
All Souls' Day
Social life and customs
Notes:
Age level: 8-12; grade level: 4-6
Includes index
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Skulls to the living, bread to the dead : [the day of the dead in Mexico and beyond] / Stanley Brandes

Author:
Brandes, Stanley H
Physical description:
xi, 217 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
2006
Topic:
All Souls' Day
Social life and customs
Religious life and customs
Notes:
Subtitle from cover
Contents:
List of figures and plates -- Acknowledgments -- pt. 1. Introduction -- 1. The day of the dead, problems and paradoxes -- pt. 2. Historical foundations -- 2. The sweetness of death -- 3. Skulls and skeletons -- pt. 3. Contemporary transformations -- 4. Tourism and the state -- 5. The poetics of death -- 6. The Day of the Dead and Halloween -- pt. 4. North of the border -- 7. Teaching the Day of the Dead -- 8. Creativity and community -- pt. 5. Conclusion -- 9. Mexican views of death -- References -- Index
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Day of the Dead in the USA : the migration and transformation of a cultural phenomenon / Regina M. Marchi

Author:
Marchi, Regina M. 1965-
Physical description:
xi, 192 p., [12] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
All Souls' Day
Social life and customs
Religious life and customs
Contents:
An ancient and modern festival -- Mexico's special relationship with Day of the Dead -- Day of the Dead in the United States -- Ritual communication and community building -- U.S. Day of the Dead as political communication : a moral economy -- Day of the Dead in the U.S. media : the celebration goes mainstream -- The expanding hybridity of an already hybrid tradition -- The commoditization of a death ritual
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Food During Times of Grief

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:43:45 +0000
Topic:
Food
Blog Post Category:
American food
Cooking
Food History
Day of the Dead
death
egypt
funeral
japan
jesse rhodes
Jewish food
Mexico
mushrooms
religion
Description:
But no matter how the remains are handled, our response to death almost always involves food
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