Wednesday, September 12, 2012

76. GUERRA DE FILIPINA By MANUEL ARIAS RODRIGUEZ, Philippine Spanish War Photos



These photographs were taken by Manuel Arias Rodriguez and published a book "Guerra  Filipinas". It provides us a glimpse about the Philippine Revolution in 1896-1898. Rodriguez’s photographs appeared in El Comercio  a newspaper that featured the Philippine - Spanish War. 

The most popular photograph of  M. Arias Rodriguez is the execution of Jose Rizal in Bagumbayan (now Luneta) on Dec 30, 1896

Source:  Photography in the Philippines - Wikipedia

I would like to share these historic photos from the book "Guerra Filipinas".

Isabelo Artacho, Baldemor Aguinlado, Severino Delas Alas, Antonio Montenegro, Vito Belarminao
Sr. Don Pedro Paterno and Emilio Aguinlado

Generals and Colonels of the Philippine Insurrection. 1. Vito Belarmino, Secretary of War, 2. Pantaleon Gracia - Lt.General, 3. Mariano Noriel - Brigadier General, 4. Bautista Natividad - Brigadier General, 5. Primitivo Artacho 6. Agapito Bonson - Colonel, 7. Salvador Estrella - Brigadier General, 8. Captain Guillermo.

Back of a shirt turned anting-anting (amulet) used by some revolutionaries during the war campaign, as a preventive against projectiles.

A Katipunan flag taken from the revolutionaries in the proximity of San Nicolas, belonging to the people of the Malibay (Manila) group.

Front of a shirt turned anting-anting (amulet) used by some revolutionaries during the war campaign, as a preventive against projectiles.

Arsenal de Cavite

WAR OF THE PHILIPPINES .  BULACAN, LUZON - Small fort or stronghold of San Ildefonso in the immediate town of the same name and path to San Miguel de Mayumo.

Barrio Tondo, Manila

WAR OF THE PHILIPPINES.  (Biac-Na-Bato, San Miguel, Bulacan, Luzon) - Rebel Field. House of Emilio Aguinaldo, known among the revolutionaries by the name of "Casa Presidencia" (Presidential House), which was proclaimed the Republic of the Philippines on November 1 and the final peace agreement on the night of December 23.

Arsenal de Cavite

Pasig river, Manila

Cavite.- A civilian shipyard at Canacao.

Dagupan, Province of Pangasinan

San Miguel De Mayumo, Bulacan


Open theater in Manila



10 comments:

  1. Another well researched one, I Must say. A wealth of history this (archea)pelago contains. I am not a historian even though I read and learn from real tangible books, It is wonderful that this blog is definitely Informative, well researched and you share it not only To the present but future generations as well. There is this joke that the younger ones (and once) already have more collectible antiques then perhaps all those that came before, having devices that are rendered obsolete every six months. :)

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  2. Thanks lasting forest, for your compliment. Indeed we should preserve these things which is part of our cultural heritage. It is my objective to share these items to everyone so that we can appreciate these collectible for the old and new generation. You are right that this generation have more things to collect now than ever before. Ed

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  3. Is a re-print of the book "Geurra Filipina " available for purchase somewhere?

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    1. I bought my book at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

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  4. I would also like to know if there is a re-print available. Manuel Arias Rodriguez was my great grandfather. Most of his original plates were lost when Manila was bombed by the returning Americans. Many reproductions of his photos can be seen at the GBR Museum in the Philippines.

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    1. Your great grand father is truly a great photographer, you should be proud of him. These numerous historical pictures that he had taken are priceless. As a student of history Mr. Arias Rodriguez gave life to this period of time when we are struggling for independence.

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    2. I never see a selfportrait of Manuel arias Rodríguez anyone knows where can i find it! Im wrtring a Book about marianas spanish islands. Anyone knows were can i find a retrait of Manuel Arias¿? pegasus6464@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  5. Manuel Árias Rodríguez publicó parte de sus fotografías en el semanario español "La Ilustración Artística", principalmente en 1897. Acompañó a la División Lachambre durante las operaciones contra las tropas filipinas en la provincia de Cavite, publicando abundante material gráfico.

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  6. I never see a selfportrait of Manuel arias Rodríguez anyone knows where can i find it! Im wrtring a Book about marianas spanish islands. Thanks!

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  7. Mike,me gustaria hablar contigo.Soy de España,y efectivamente,la herencia fotografica de tu bisabuelo,se pueden encontrar en esa revista entre 1897 y 1900, y existen ejemplares a la venta.Ademas hay una vertiente aparte de la fotografia,que es la filatelia,y en cincreto la emision de Las Marianas,en la que tu bisabuelo tuvo una participacion fundamental,y desconocida para muchos!!
    Mi correo es. Avilaverdeny67@gmail.com. Un saludo

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