23 Rare Color Photos of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Spanish pronunciation:  born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country’s popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. In addition to belonging to the post-revolutionary Mexicayotl movement, which sought to define a Mexican identity, Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist.

Kahlo’s work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and Indigenous traditions, and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.




 







20 Amazing Vintage Chihuahua Photos

20 Amazing Vintage Chihuahua Photos

These vintage Chihuahua photos show a rare side of this modern day metropolis. The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The city was founded in 1709 by Spanish explorers. Miguel Hidalgo, considered the Father of the Country, was held prisoner in the Federal Palace of Chihuahua and executed in 1811 at the nearby Government Palace by the Spaniards.  During the Mexican-American War, Chihuahua fell to U.S. forces in 1847, after the Mexican Army was defeated at the Battle of the Sacramento, 15 miles north of the city. Today, the city is a modern metropolis of almost one million people.

The cathedral, Chihuahua, Mexico
The cathedral, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1891

Vintage Chihuahua Photos

Calle de Guadaloupe, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1880, vintage photo

Mexican revolutionary leader Pascual Orozco, vintage photo

 

Water cart, Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo 1880

Cathedral, Chihuahua, vintage photo 1909

Church of San Francisco, Chihuahua vintage photo 1880

Chihuahua from the cathedral vintage photo 1880

 

Calle de Guadeloupe, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1891, vintage photo

Chiricahua chief, 1884, vintage photo

Chihuahua Prison, 1910

Gen. P. Oroszco, Chihuahua, vintage photo 1910

Chihuahua, Mexico, looking east vintage photo 1880

Mexican laundry, Chihuahua, Mexico vintage photo 1880

Hospital at Chihuahua vintage photo 1917

Front of unfinished church in Chihuahua vintage photo 1850

Largest lumber mill in the world, Pearson, Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo, 1908

Mexican War, 1914: Rebel troops passing through street in Chihuahua vintage photo 1914

Mexican War, 1914: religious procession in Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 1900

Most of these vintage chihuahua photos were taken by American newspaper photographers.