Date: April 28, 1916
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of Major Generals Hugh L. Scott and Frederick Funston accompanied by Andres Garcia, the Consul General of Mexico in El Paso, as they walk towards the camera. The group it appears had just arrived to their destination by car; the Lemps Cafe is visible in the background. This photo is said to have been taken on April 28, 1916, a day before the formal sessions began in the El Paso-Juarez Conference, in which Major Generals Scott and Funston met with General Alvaro Obregon of Mexico about the United States intentions during the Punitive Expedition and why they couldn't abandon the expedition. Major General Scott is the third individual from the left, Major General Funston is the fifth individual from the left, and Andres Garcia is the sixth individual, walking next to Major General Funston. Whether the photo was taken in El Paso or Ciudad Juarez is yet to be determined.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library