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13. Southern Renaissance

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Katherine Anne Porter - Selected Archive Items

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[7280] Anonymous, Crowds Surge around President-Elect General Obregon Entering Mexico City in a Truck with Ricardo Topete on His Right and Generals Manzo and Cruz on His Left (1928),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-115962].
Mexico City crowd scene. Katherine Anne Porter lived and worked in Mexico, in many locations, and used revolutionary Mexico City as a setting for "Flowering Judas," one of her short stories.

[7365] George Platt Lynes, Katherine Anne Porter, Head-and-Shoulders Portrait, Facing Left (1940),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-114332].
Portrait of southern writer Katherine Anne Porter. Porter was part of the Southern Renaissance in the first half of the twentieth century. Her only novel, Ship of Fools, was set in the 1930s aboard a German passenger liner.

[8615] Various, The Story of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case (1921),
courtesy of Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.
Written after the initial trial of Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. They were originally arrested in 1920 on the charge of being "suspicious reds" but were later charged with the murder of two men. They were found guilty and executed in 1927, though over one hundred people had testified to their innocence. This pamphlet was partially designed to raise money for a new trial for the men. The Never-Ending Wrong, by Katherine Anne Porter, grapples with this case.

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