Dr. Haldeen Braddy and Manuel Acosta
Dr. Haldeen Braddy y Manuel Acosta

Dr. Haldeen Braddy and Manuel Acosta

Dr. Braddy personally signs his book "The Paradox of Pancho Villa". It was illustrated by Manuel Acosta, who is sitting to the right. (Source: El Paso, Texas Western Press, 1978) Haldeen Braddy (1908 - 1980) was a Veteran (1st Lieutenant in WWII), historian, professor and author of several books during his lifetime. Braddy was a historian specializing in the El Paso and northern Mexico areas and he wrote several books and articles on the subject of the pursuit of Pancho Villa. One of his books was "Cock of the Walk: qui-qui-ri-qui!: The Legend of Pancho Villa", which had a successful and impressive six printings from 1964 through 1974. Other books were "Three Dimensional Poe", "Parodox of Pancho Villa" and "Hamlets Wounded Name". He was also English Professor at the University of Texas, El Paso. (Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=398607) Manuel Acosta (1921–1989) was a Mexican-American painter and illustrator. His father, Ramón P. Acosta, had fought in the Mexican Revolution with Pancho Villa, and the Mexican Revolution was a recurring theme in Manuel's paintings. The family moved to El Paso, Texas, United States, in 1924. Manuel Acosta served in the United States Air Force during World War II, and became an American citizen shortly after discharge. In the fall of 1946 he attended the College of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso), where he studied drawing and sculpture under sculptor Urbici Soler (1890–1953). He then spent a year at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and six months at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before establishing his home and studio in El Paso, Texas.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: El Paso County Historical Society

Uploaded by: El Paso Museum of History

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