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 Collection: The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso
[Military Observation Balloon]

[Military Observation Balloon]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a military observation balloon. A group of soldiers and some children surround the balloon and look on as a few individuals secure the balloon to the ground.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Mountain Howitzer in Action]

[Mountain Howitzer in Action]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a Mountain Howitzer in action. This unidentified artillery team is preparing to fire the Howitzer. The man standing closest to the Howitzer is a non-commissioned officer. The soldiers ranking of Sergeant is noted by the three chevrons on the right upper arm sleeve of his uniform.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Mountain Scenery on the Border]

[Mountain Scenery on the Border]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of mountain scenery on the border. Postcard of an unidentified group of cavalry soldiers at the base of the Franklin Mountains. Some of the horses appear to be malnourished because their ribs are showing. Perhaps the horses were left to graze in this field. On the right hand side of this postcard three soldiers are looking down towards the ground and appear to be searching for something.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Muster Call]

[Muster Call]

Date: June 22, 1918
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of U.S. Soldiers at drill. The Franklin Mountains are in the background. The post card is addressed to J.R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts and postmarked out of San Antonio, Texas, 22 June 1918.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Obstacle Course Competition]

[Obstacle Course Competition]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Photograph of soldiers going into action.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Orozco's Sharp Shooters, Juarez, Mexico]

[Orozco's Sharp Shooters, Juarez, Mexico]

Date: [1910..1915]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a group of insurrecto soldiers in the desert outskirts of Juarez, Mexico, posing for a photograph with their rifles. The caption on the postcard identifies the men as sharp shooters in Orozco's ranks, referring to the revolutionary leader Pascual Orozco. The three men in the first row are not armed.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
El problema agrario en México : la acción del gobierno y la iniciativa individual

El problema agrario en México : la acción del gobierno y la iniciativa individual

Date: 1912
Creator: Esquivel Obregón, Toribio, 1864-1946.
Description: Esquivel Obregón wrote this pamphlet as a means of critiquing the Diaz regime’s collusion with major landholders. Esquivel Obregón was considered a progressive and modern in his approach to government. He discusses how landholders were always able to co-opt the gains of different revolutions by swinging laws back into their favor after a return to normalcy.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
El problema de la tierra

El problema de la tierra

Date: 1912
Creator: López, Saraim V.
Description: This is a thesis submitted as the professional examination for a law degree at the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM). López examines the effects of the Mexican progressive land movement in general, agrarian issues, and problems resulting from the revolution's land concerns, and ends with offered solutions to the “problem of the earth.” He completed the exam on May 4th, 1912.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
[Quarantined for Measles]

[Quarantined for Measles]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Photograph of individuals quarantined for measles. Postcard addressed to J. R. Teague in Framingham, Massachusetts address 114 Hollis Street. The post marked stamp on the back side reads: "San Antonio, Texas, June 1918, 8:30 pm."
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
The revolution in Mexico.

The revolution in Mexico.

Date: 1911
Creator: Burges, William H. (William Henry), 1867-1946
Description: Printed copy of a speech given by William H. Burges, who was a prominent El Paso lawyer and businessman, in the presence of both Francisco Madero and General Juan Navarro. The speaker urges the audience to support the establishment of Madero’s government in Mexico.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
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