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The Mexican magazine Detectives was launched in the early 1930s (probably in 1932).  Its launch followed, by a short interval, Gallimard’s introduction of the French crime newspaper Détective.  The Mexican title borrowed the typeface of the French paper’s title, but in most other respects the Mexican version of Detectives was very different, printed on cheaper paper and, shortly after its introduction, printing its colors in cover (those of the French magazine were in black and white.)  Typically, in the 1930s, while the front covers of the Mexican Detectives were filled with color drawings or paintings, the back covers (indicated by “bc” in the file names of the images below) contained black and white photographs.  It is unclear when the original Mexican Detectives ceased publication, although a new Mexican periodical with the title Detectives began publication in 1960.

Note:  The age and deterioration of many of the original magazines seen here affects the quality of the scans.  As well, Detectives in the 1930s was printed through cheap processes which often resulted in letters of words and portions of images being cut off.

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