Última Hora.

Item

Title

Última Hora.

Description

This print depicts the Soldier of Naples (a skeleton in a soldier's uniform), a metaphor for the Spanish Flu in Spain, relaxing in a cemetery made up of different cities in Spain. The calm disposition of the Soldier of Naples can be interpreted as the effortless spread and surprising destruction of the seemingly harmless Spanish Flu, while also commenting on the overcrowded cemeteries throughout Spain. During the Fall Wave, around 150,000 people were killed by the Flu (Patterson & Pyle 1991, 15).

Creator

Lorenzo Aguirre

Date

25 September 1918

Format

Print

Publisher

Wikimedia Commons

Rights

Public domain

Source

El Fígaro