*A Little Piece of Mexico

The Postcards of Guillermo Kahlo and His Contemporaries
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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.

¡VIVA! is the library’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September - October. See our ¡VIVA! Calendar (PDF) for a complete listing of events.

Upcoming Events

Searching for Posada
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 3:30 pm
Mission, Mission General Floor Area
Children's Crafts: Mexican Paper Flowers
Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:00 pm
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room
Corn Tortillas
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 3:00 pm
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec Clay Plaque
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 2:00 pm
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room
Book Art/Illustration Journal Workshop
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:15 pm
Mission, Mission Garden

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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