El Cometa del Cente[n]ario de la Independencia
1810 -- México -- 1910

The Comet of the Centenary of Independence 1810 -- Mexico -- 1910

Broadside, etching, recto, 1910
12" x 8"

One hundred years after Mexico's independence from Spain, Halley's Comet appeared. Initially it was greeted as a good omen and proof that God had bestowed His blessings upon the Díaz administration. When the revolution broke out later in 1910, it soon was interpreted as a disastrous foreboding.