[Anglo Rebels]

Description:

Photograph of foreign soldiers posing for a photograph amid a group of rebels. Several men hold their rifles up in display. On the left hand side of the photo, a man crouches down next to a Colt Automatic Machine Gun. Two individuals on the left hand side of the photo are Captain James Charles Bulger, who has a pipe in his mouth, and Captain Alfred W. Lewis, head of artillery at Ojinaga. Lewis stands next to Bulger.

Creator(s): Aultman, Otis A.
Location(s): Mexico
Creation Date: 1911~  
Partner(s):
El Paso Public Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Usage:
Total Uses: 113
Past 30 days: 5
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Aultman, Otis A.

(1874-1943)

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1911~
Coverage:
Place
Mexico
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1911~  
Description:

Photograph of foreign soldiers posing for a photograph amid a group of rebels. Several men hold their rifles up in display. On the left hand side of the photo, a man crouches down next to a Colt Automatic Machine Gun. Two individuals on the left hand side of the photo are Captain James Charles Bulger, who has a pipe in his mouth, and Captain Alfred W. Lewis, head of artillery at Ojinaga. Lewis stands next to Bulger.

Note:

Captain James Charles Bulger was originally from New York and joined Madero's forces in 1911. Quite a few foreigners joined the Mexican Revolution for a variety of reasons, though monetary rewards and adventure were perhaps the two most popular. The group seems to have posed for this impromptu photo in the middle of a lunch break as several cooking and dining utensils are seen on the ground. Though many are not identified, the tall man near the center of the photo, sporting a mustache and full beard is said to have been known as American Slim.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Anglos | Mexican revolutionaries | mercenaries | guns | American Slim
Partner:
El Paso Public Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: EPPL A2024
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth63346
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image