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Illustrator: Jose Guadalupe Posada

A loa is a brief theatrical piece presented as an opening for a festival or introduction to a longer play. This form became popular in Spain in the 16th century and the tradition was carried on in Latin America. They were used to keep the audience occupied while waiting for the main event to begin, and they came in many forms for different purposes. The text of the present /oa indicates that it was used to commemorate the "Fiesta de Marfa y el Divina Sacramento".

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lmprenta de Antonio Vanegas Arroyo


Broadside, Mexico, Popular Devotion


Catholic Studies | Graphic Communications | Latin American Languages and Societies


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Loa dicha par Sancho Panza y Dona Cenobia. En honor de la pureza de Maria Santisima.



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