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"Carelata" y "Mediapinta"/ "Tinface and Halfpint"

Item

Valdes0011.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

"Carelata" y "Mediapinta"/ "Tinface and Halfpint"

Subject

Prensa en español-- secciones y columnas, etc.
Viñetas, sátira, etc.
Corrupción policial
Spanish newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.
Cartoons, satire, etc.
Police corruption

Description

Esta viñeta costumbrista representa a dos personajes: “Mediapinta” (apodo que alude al alcoholismo del personaje que siempre está “completando” una pinta de bebida) y el policía un tanto corrupto “Carelata” (el apelativo viene de su supuesta seriedad y frialdad “de lata”) que acepta regalos de los comerciantes y vecinos de la zona. En este caso Mediapinta -presumiblemente para ganarse las simpatías del policía- acaba de invitar a Carelata a compartir con él una bebida.
This costumbrista sketch portrays two characters: “Halfpint” (a nickname which alludes to the character’s alcoholic tendencies, always “finishing off” a pint) and a somewhat corrupt police officer, “Tinface” (an epithet used to suggest the character’s cold and heartless qualities, like those often associated with “tin”). Tinface accepts bribes from local merchants and residents. In this case, presumably so as to win over the police’s sympathy, Halfpint has just invited Tinface to have a drink with him.

Creator

Valdés Cadilla, José

Source

Publisher

La voz: Diario Democrático Avanzado. Nueva York

Date

1938-06-18

Rights

Ana María Díaz-Marcos

Format

JPEG

Language

Spanish

Type

Stillimage

Identifier

Valdes0011

Coverage

New York, (N.Y.)

Citation

Valdés Cadilla, José, “"Carelata" y "Mediapinta"/ "Tinface and Halfpint",” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed July 21, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/3837.