Tag Archives: Mexico

Mexican Bullfighter Painting

This image shows a bullfighter ‘making a pass’ with his cape to lure the bull behind him where the cape has been displayed.

Distribuido Por: Publicaciones Barrera P. O. Box 2, Laredo, Texas

The description states, first in Spanish, then English:

EL PENDULO DE JORGE AGUILAR “EL RANCHERO’

THE “PENDULUM PASS” BY JORGE AGUILAR “EL RANCHERO”

— The move described is so named for the movement of the matador’s arm behind his back as he waves the cape. His nickname¬†was earned charro bullfighting. He died in the ring.

This card likely dates from the 1960s.

Souvenir Stall, Mexico Border Town

This image shows a very typical souvenir stall that might be found in any of the several border towns that line the Rio Grande opposite river towns such as Eagle Pass, Del Rio and El Paso.

Color Photo by Bill Kobert

The description states:

MB-122. It is fun to shop in the Mexican border towns, such as Nuevo Laredo and Piedras Negras. Visitors are greatly fascinated by the beautiful, quaint shops and market places displaying colorful and inexpensive Mexican made products.

–Among the items sold are visible toys and dolls, paintings and baskets, hats and guitars, hand woven serapes and carved wooden statuettes.

This image likely dates from the 1960s.

Opening of the Bullfight, Mexico

This image shows the typical opening ceremony of the traditional bullfight, in this instance a parade of the various performers, including picadors, toreadors, and a matador.

Photo by Mark Turok

The description states:

EL PASEO DE LAS CUADRILLAS

The opening parade at the bullfight.

— The bullfight is often referred to as a sport, but it is more a ritual custom of Hispanic nations and cities, as there is no competition involved. While it is still practiced today, it has come under criticism for its harm to the bulls.

This postcard likely dates from the 1960s.