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Calaveras, the festive skulls associated with Day of the Dead celebrations, became a weapon for political satire in the hands of José Guadalupe Posada. In a series of beautiful broadsides in the early 20th century, Posada used calaveras to send up Mexican society, reserving special scorn for garbanceras (people who denied their indigenous roots).