Calavera de D. Francisco I. Madero

Calavera of Don Francisco I. Madero

Broadside, etching, October 1911
16" x 12"
Signed: Posada

Concern for the difficult task ahead of Francisco Madero and his supporters is the overriding theme of this broadside that was published shortly before he assumed the presidency of Mexico. It warns that his brave fight for democracy and the demand of the people will make him "a skull in the graveyard." The skull features Madero's distinctive whiskers, his large somber eyes, and the serious line of his brow.