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  • El Jarabe de Ultratumba (The Folk Dance Beyond the Grave)

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  • La Calavera Catrina (Catrina the Skull)

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  • Calavera de la Adelita (Adelita Skull)

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  • Calavera Oaxaqueña (Oaxacan Skull)

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  • La Gran Calavera Eléctrica (The Great Electric Skull)

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  • Don Quijote

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  • La Bejarano

    Newspaper illustration of Guadalupe Martínez Bejarano, one of Mexico's first known female serial killers. In the late nineteenth century, <a href="http://www.oem.com.mx/esto/notas/n637512.htm">"La Bejarano" became a news sensation</a> for luring young girls into her home as servants and then torturing them and killing them.

  • La Temible Bejarano (The Fearsome Bejarano)

    The headline for this illustration reads: "The jury of Doña Guadalupe Martínez de Bejarano and her son Aurelio Bejarano, for homicide of the child Crescencia Pineda. --- Guilty Sentence Guadalupe Bejarano, 10 years, 8 months in prison Aurelio Bejarano, 2 years in prison

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  • Calaveras Patinando (Skeletons Streetcleaning)

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  • Calavera Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Skeleton)

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  • Fusilamiento de Bruno Apresa (Execution of Bruno Apresa)

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  • Corrido "El Fin del Mundo" (Corrido "The End of the World")

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  • Cuatro Zapatistas Fusilados (Four Zapatistas Executed)

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  • Diálogo de Calaveras (Skeletons in Dialog)

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  • Calavera "Guerra Mundial" (Skeleton World War)

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The Day of the Dead is a great day to remember one of the great artists who most heavily influenced the way Mexico portrays death: José Guadalupe Posada.

An illustrator and political satirist, Posada’s prints of skulls and skeletons left their mark on Mexican popular culture and have become a fixture of Day of the Dead imagery that appears every year around Nov. 1.

Born in the northern Mexican town of Aguascalientes in 1852, Posada began studying art at the age of 18. While serving as an apprentice to printer and graphic artist José Trinidad Pedroza, Posada began to experiment with the political satire and the lithography and etching techniques he would become famous for. Over a career that spanned four decades, Posada created some 20,000 images, according to the Arizona Republic.

With a disdain for the corrupt government of dictator Porfirio Díaz and the aristocratic class that benefitted from his rule, Posada’s political satire struck a chord with everyday people. His work adorned the covers of the tabloids of the day and accompanied recordings of corridos, a storytelling song form popular on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posada died an impoverished man in 1913 in Mexico City. His remains were deposited in a mass grave seven years later after no one claimed them, according to Rafael Barajas Durán’s biography Posada: Myth and Mitote.

In honor of the holiday, check some of them out in the slideshow above.

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  • A man rests at the grave site of a departed loved one at the San Gregorio cemetery during the Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead holiday on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011. A tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2., families take picnics to the cemeteries and decorate the graves of departed relatives with marigolds, candles and sugar skulls. It is believed that the lit candles and the scent of the marigolds guide wandering souls back to their waiting families. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

  • Two people sit by a campfire at the San Gregorio cemetery during the Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead holiday on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011. A tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2., families take picnics to the cemeteries and decorate the graves of departed relatives with marigolds, candles and sugar skulls. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

  • Candles illuminate grave sites at the San Gregorio cemetery during the Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead holiday on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011. A tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2., families take picnics to the cemeteries and decorate the graves of departed relatives with marigolds, candles and sugar skulls. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

  • Candles illuminate grave sites at the San Gregorio cemetery during the Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead holiday on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011. A tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2., families visit and take picnics to the cemeteries and decorate the graves of departed relatives with fresh flowers, candles and sugar skulls. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

  • Candles illuminate grave sites at the San Gregorio cemetery during the Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead holiday on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011. A tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2., families take picnics to the cemeteries and decorate the graves of departed relatives with marigolds, candles and sugar skulls. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

  • A woman sits beside a relative's grave a

    A woman sits beside a relative's grave at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 1, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Picture of a miniature tomb put by a rel

    Picture of a miniature tomb put by a relative over the grave of a loved one at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 1, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • People remain around a relative's grave

    People remain around a relative's grave at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 1, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Picture taken at the San Jose cemetery i

    Picture taken at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 1, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A child dressed like a clown sits on a g

    A child dressed like a clown sits on a grave at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 1, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • People sit around a relative's grave at

    People sit around a relative's grave at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 1, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Two musician play at the San Isidro ceme

    Two musician play at the San Isidro cemetery in Mexico City on November 2, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A woman stand next to a grave at the San

    A woman stand next to a grave at the San Isidro cemetery in Mexico City on November 2, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day on November 1 and All Souls Day on November 2. Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or 'Dia de los Muertos', as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A man rides his bicycle at the San Isidr

    A man rides his bicycle at the San Isidro cemetery in Mexico City on November 2, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day on November 1 and All Souls Day on November 2. Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or 'Dia de los Muertos', as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A group of Mexican musicians known as "M

    A group of Mexican musicians known as 'Mariachis' sing and play their music around a grave at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 2, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A child dressed like a clown stands next

    A child dressed like a clown stands next to a grave at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 2, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A man walks next to a grave at the San I

    A man walks next to a grave at the San Isidro cemetery in Mexico City on November 2, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day on November 1 and All Souls Day on November 2. Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or 'Dia de los Muertos', as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A man puts flowers in a grave at the San

    A man puts flowers in a grave at the San Isidro cemetery in Mexico City on November 2, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day on November 1 and All Souls Day on November 2. Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or 'Dia de los Muertos', as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Two musician play in front of a grave at

    Two musician play in front of a grave at the San Isidro cemetery in Mexico City on November 2, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Nicaraguan man cleans a grave at the G

    A Nicaraguan man cleans a grave at the General Cemetery during Day of the Dead celebrations in Managua on November 02, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ELMER MARTINEZ (Photo credit should read ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Nicaraguan woman decorates a grave at

    A Nicaraguan woman decorates a grave at the General Cemetery during Day of the Dead celebrations in Managua on November 02, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ELMER MARTINEZ (Photo credit should read ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Relatives clean the grave site of a departed relative marking Dia de los Muertos or Day of Dead at the local cemetery in Calderon, on the outskirts of northern Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday Nov. 2, 2011. The white tombstone in the center reads in Spanish: "Unforgettable grandparents." (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

  • Marchers carry larger-than-life puppets in the parade celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) activities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Revelers can remember and honor their deceased at the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Festival. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Christine Lintron

    Christine Lintron poses for a photo in costume celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) activities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Revelers can remember and honor their deceased at the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Festival. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Richard, Dara Lopez

    Richard and Dara Lopez pose for photos in costumes celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) activities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Revelers can remember and honor their deceased at the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Festival. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Zoe Gomes

    Zoe Gomes poses for photos in costume celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) activities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Revelers can remember and honor their deceased at the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Festival. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Marchers carry larger-than-life puppets in the parade celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) activities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Revelers can remember and honor their deceased at the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Festival. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Katiana Rodriguez

    Katiana Rodriguez poses for photos in costume celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) activities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Revelers can remember and honor their deceased at the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead Festival. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • A priest makes a blessing over a grave i

    A priest makes a blessing over a grave in the Nueva Esperanza cementery, in the outskirts of Villa Maria del Triunfo, southern Lima on November 01, 2011, during All Saints Day celebrations. AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A woman stands beside a relative's grave

    A woman stands beside a relative's grave at the San Jose cemetery in Mexico City's Santiago neighbourhood on November 1, 2011 as Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). Ceremonies -- which traditionally include all-night vigils in cemeteries and colourful altars with food and drink -- are taking place across the country. In 2003, UNESCO named the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A girl walks by a graffiti in Guatemala

    A girl walks by a graffiti in Guatemala City during the celebration of All Saints Day, on November 1, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • View of small skeleton figures on displa

    View of small skeleton figures on display at the Jamaica flowers market in Mexico City, on October 31, 2011, as Mexicans prepare to celebrate the traditional Day of the Dead. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Cráneos de cartón al lado de tumbas falsas que forman parte de una ofrenda por el Día de los Muertos, el sábado 29 de octubre de 2011, en el campus de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, en el sur de la ciudad de México. (Foto AP/Marco Ugarte)

  • Un hombre frente a una obra artística con figuras de calaveras que forma parte de las festividades por el Día de los Muertos, en el Zocalo de la ciudad de México, en esta fotografía de archivo del 1 de noviembre de 2006. (Foto AP/Gregory Bull, Archivo)

  • Una niña posa para una fotografía frente a calaveras de chocolate y dulce que forman parte de una ofrenda por el Día de los Muertos, el sábado 29 de octubre de 2011, en el campus de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, en el sur de la ciudad de México. (Foto AP/Marco Ugarte)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2006 file photo, a man stands in front of an art piece of painted skulls in Mexico City's Zocalo plaza during Day of the Dead festivities. Day of the Dead, a colorfully macabre celebration harkening back to the Aztecs is observed on the Catholic All Saints' Day. "El Dia de Los Muertos" is when families take picnics to the cemeteries to decorate the graves of departed relatives with marigolds, candles and sugar skulls. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

  • Una muchacha posa junto a una calavera de La Catrina que representa a una jugadora de tenis durante los festejos del Día de los Muertos en los Juegos Panamericanos de Guadalajara el 17 de octubre del 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

  • Kiko Torres, Marlysa Sanchez

    Kiko Torres y su novia Marlysa Sánchez muestran algunos de los objetos alusivos al Día de los Muertos que venden a lo largo de todo el año en el negocio Mark y Más de Albuquerque. Foto del 3 de octubre del 2011. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf)

  • A man walks past masks of skulls and cem

    A man walks past masks of skulls and cempasuchil (also called flower of the dead) flowers in Mexico City on November 2, 2010, during the Day of the Dead. Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2 in connection with the Catholic celebration of All Saints and All Souls Days. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo Estrella (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)