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

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

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
Calle de Guadaloupe, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1880
Mexican revolutionary leader Pascual Orozco, vintage photo
Vintage chihuahua photos shows Mexican revolutionary leader Pascual Orozco (1882-1915) entering Chihuahua, Mexico, 1912

 

Water cart, Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo 1880
Water cart, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1880
Cathedral, Chihuahua, vintage photo 1909
Cathedral, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1909
Church of San Francisco, Chihuahua vintage photo 1880
Church of San Francisco, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1880
Chihuahua from the cathedral vintage photo 1880
Chihuahua from the cathedral, 1889
Guanajuato, Mexico vintage photo 1891
Guanajuato, Mexico, 1891
Calle de Guadeloupe, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1891, vintage photo
Calle de Guadeloupe, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1891
Chiricahua chief, 1884, vintage photo
Chiricahua chief, 1884
Chihuahua Prison, 1910
Chihuahua Prison, 1910
Gen. P. Oroszco, Chihuahua, vintage photo 1910
Photo shows Mexican revolutionary leader Pascual Orozco (1882-1915), 1910.
Chihuahua, Mexico, looking east vintage photo 1880
Chihuahua, Mexico, looking east, 1889
Mexican laundry, Chihuahua, Mexico vintage photo 1880
Mexican laundry, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1880
Hospital at Chihuahua vintage photo 1917
Hospital at Chihuahua, 1917
Front of unfinished church in Chihuahua vintage photo 1850
vintage chihuahua photos of Front of unfinished church in Chihuahua, Mexico, 1850
Largest lumber mill in the world, Pearson, Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo, 1908
Largest lumber mill in the world, Pearson, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1908
Mexican War, 1914: Rebel troops passing through street in Chihuahua vintage photo 1914
Mexican War, 1914: Rebel troops passing through street in Chihuahua, 1914
Mexican War, 1914: religious procession in Chihuahua, Mexico, vintage photo
Mexican War, 1914: religious procession in Chihuahua, Mexico
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 1900
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1900

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