Of all the postcards of all the countries, Mexican postcards are unique. Mexico in the early 1900s was pretty much unknown territory, rich in a diversity of people, customs and ethnic dresses and a place of conflicts and wars, generals and traitors, beautiful women and dangerous men, stunning landscapes and architecture - and home to many photographers. This exhibit, from the private collection of Alejandro Murguia, San Francisco poet laureate, will explore Mexico from the turn of the last century through post cards. It will feature the work of international photographers Guillermo Kahlo (German), Abel Briquet (France), F. Leon (Oaxaca); Caecilie Seler (Germany), CB Waite (US), Felix Miret (Mexico) and many others.Sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs of San Francisco State University City Lights Foundation.
Related Opening Event with San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, Saturday, Sept. 14, 1 p.m., Koret Auditorium
This event is part of ¡Viva! San Francisco Public Library's Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
- New Homes New Beginnings
- Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 1:00 pmMission, Mission Children's Area
- Movie Night: La Bamba
- Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pmOrtega, Ortega Meeting Room
- Hecho a Mano / Made by Hand
- Saturday, September 12, 2015, 3:30 pmMission, Mission General Floor Area
- Queso Fresco Workshop
- Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:00 pmEureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area
- Repujado: Tin Art
- Thursday, September 17, 2015, 3:00 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
- Sabor a Salsa!
- Friday, September 18, 2015, 3:30 pmMission, Mission General Floor Area
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.