Se Buscan 500 Engaños [Wanted : 500 years / cheats]
c. 1992
21.75 in HIGH x 15.5 in WIDE
(55.24 cm HIGH x 39.37 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

The bottom edge has: "Cartel reeditado por el" CLETA logo " Apdo. Postal 14-339 M_xico 14, D.F. Tel. 592 09 19

Top edge of poster has text: Se Buscan". Below is a grid of 12 rectangular images. Each image contains a caricature of a male historical figure and is labeled with a name and a number. The images from top to bottom are: "Cristobal Colon, 00001", "Hernan Cortes, 00017", "Francisco Pizarro, 00032", "Diego de Almagro, 00127", "Vasco Nu_ez de Balboa, 00149", "Sebastián deBelalcázar, 00154", "Pedro de Alvarado, 00215", "Lope de Aguirre, 00289", "Gonzalo Jiménez De Quesada, 00321", "Hernando de Soto, 00345", "Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, 00405", "Pedro de Valdivia, 00492". The bottom edge has the text: "500 Engaños". Verso has text in Spanish, a black and white photograph and two black and white drawings. Client for the poster was CLETA. This poster wryly comments on the quincentennial of the Spanish invasion of the Americas with faux criminal "Wanted" images and the title pun, using the full word "engaños" (cheats) with the last four letters ("años," or years). [LMC]







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