Last modified: 2016-05-07 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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This badge was adopted by decree of December 30, 1880.
The new coat of arms was designed by Tomás de la Peña
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, April 15, 2001.
In 1899 was adopted a new emblem, worked by Mexican Denmark-educated
Juan de Dios Fernández. Following to Carrera Stampa
[csm60], the badge is "...inspired in French emblems of the time, the bird is not leanned as the
previous one, but represented in front
looking to its left with the wings displayed symmetrically. With the right grasp and
beak grasping a curved snake whose head is over the eagle's. The
other elements suffered alterations also. The prickly pear was reduced
in its stems, and some of them were added some fruits. The stone
seems rising roughly among the water, and the garland discreetly serves
as base of the achievement"
Eventhough Porfirio Díaz was overthrown in 1911, the flag and coat of arms continued to be used util 1916.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 6, 2001
by António Martins Tuválkin, March 20, 2000.
(...) During the 1880s, the Porfirista government intended the flag as well the coat of arms on it became uniform overall the country. The changes to the coat of arms in such age were born by President's decree of Dec. 30-1880, by means of which, Porfirio DÃÂaz tried to materialized the original design provided by the First Constitutional Congress. (...) Tomás de la Peña was appointed to design the new coat of arms; he preferred the French-style eagle: fronted with up-lifted wings, looking to its left (...). This coat of arms was used until 1898, since in 1899, Díaz decided for replacing it, though the de la Peña's design was in use until about 1908. A very important change is appreciated in a 1893 flag: the garland is made of laurel and olive branches; this is to prove, despite the efforts for unifying both flag and coat of arms, that the anarchy prevailed (...)"
Quoted and translated by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, June 10, 2002.
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 20 July 2002
Based on [ltg23], [sma57], and on a written description in [sma56]
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