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  Partner: El Paso Public Library
 Collection: The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso
[4.7 Inch Gun M1906]
The postcard captions reads: "Firing 4.7” Gun. W. H. Horne Co. El Paso, Tex." The 4.7 inch Field Gun M1906 was designed and issued by the US Army Ordnance Department in 1906. There is no accompanying information to positively identify the troops in the postcard or the exact location of this event. The postcard is addressed to J.R. Teague, Framingham Massachusetts, 114 Hollis Av. The postcard is postmarked El Paso, Texas, February 13, 1918, 2 PM. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187724/
[5th Cavalry M Company]
Photograph of fancy riding by the U.S. Cavalry. One of the men, who has just completed the jump on an obstacle course, is carrying the banner which designates the 5th Cavalry M Company. In the distant background are the Franklin Mountains. Left of center is Sugarloaf Peak. The Cavalry competition is being held in front of the officer’s quarters in the new Fort Bliss on Lanoria Mesa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187729/
[8th Cavalry]
Photograph of the 8th Cavalry playing mounted tug-of-war. Two teams comprised of men and horses have been formed and are set to battle each other in a tug-of-war competition. The postcard was not mailed and has no postmark. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187706/
[Ambulance Corps]
Photograph of Ambulance Corps #2 and Field Hospital Corps #2 in Pennsylvania. This postcard is addressed to Miss India McKenzie, 5922 – 457h Avenue SE, (unknown) City. The postcard is postmarked out of Portland, Oregon, 12 July 1917. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187732/
[Army Airplane]
Postcard of a U.S. Army airplane has the markings 48 written across its fuselage. The airplane is a Spad styled two-seater model type biplane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187728/
[Army Ambulances]
Photograph of a U.S. Army Ambulance in Mexico. The driver of the first ambulance is looking directly at the photographer while the driver of the second ambulance appears to be taking a nap. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187739/
[Army Caterpillar Tractor]
Photograph of an army caterpillar tractor pulling heavy artillery through mud. The flatbed wagon has become stuck in the mud. Marines are attempting to get the wagon out of the mud with the assistance of the tractor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187722/
[Army Field Ambulance]
Photograph of an ambulance transporting wounded soldiers from a Mexican battlefield. The field ambulance is carrying four men. Two of the soldiers are laying down on gurneys, while the other two soldiers are sitting upright. One of the soldiers is wearing an arm sling. The words "Maximum 8 Patients" are displayed on the side of the vehicle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187743/
[Army Field Communications Equipment]
Photograph of field wireless used by U.S. Troops. Two soldiers are turning a portable, hand cranked power generator. A wire goes from the generator to a device located on the ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187721/
[Army Truck Train Transporting Troops]
Photograph of an army truck train transporting troops. The caravan is traveling through city neighborhoods. Army mule supply wagons can also be seen traveling along the same street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187712/
[Army Wagon Train]
Photograph of an army wagon train crossing the Mexican desert. There are three United States Army supply wagons visible. The supply wagons are being pulled by teams of mules and are guarded by U.S. Soldiers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187701/
[Artillery on the March]
Photograph of U.S. Army Troops riding horses through a very shallow river. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187710/
[Artillery Unit Crossing a River]
Postcard of an army artillery unit crossing a river. It is unclear if these troops are American or Mexican Federal troops. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187709/
[Bayonet Drill]
Photograph of a bayonet drill. The army soldiers are practicing close quarters combat or hand to hand combat in preparation for their bayonet drilling exercises. To the left, bayonet practice dummies wait to test the soldier’s marksmanship. The rifles in this image are M1903 Springfield rifles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187737/
[Breaking Outlaws on the Border #1]
Photograph of soldiers breaking a horse on the border. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187716/
[Breaking Outlaws on the Border #2]
Photograph of soldiers breaking a horse on the border. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187745/
[Camp Cotton]
Aerial view of Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas. This photograph was taken south to north with the Franklin Mountains in the background. A soldier riding an Indian Motorcycle is visible in the center of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187733/
[Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas]
Aerial view of Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas. In the lower center of the photograph, a soldier is visible riding an Indian Motorcycle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187747/
[Camp Scene During a Desert Wind and Sand Storm]
Photograph of a camp during a desert wind and sand storm. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187749/
[Camp Scene on the Mexican Border]
Postcard of a U. S. military camp on the U.S. - Mexican border. Two rows of tents are in the forefront; a row of cabins is visible on the right. A variety of miscellaneous items, including wooden boards, fire wood, buckets, barrels and trash cans, are strewn on the ground in between the rows of tents. Soldiers are inside the open-sided tents completing chores. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149835/
[Camp Stewart]
Photograph of Camp Stuart, which was located on the Mexican Border. In the background are the eastern slopes of the Franklin Mountains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187738/
[Cavalry Drilling Exercise #1]
Photograph of the drilling cavalry on the Mexican Border. The second cavalryman from the right has his service revolver pointed in the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187744/
[Cavalry Drilling Exercise #2]
Photograph of the drilling cavalry on the Mexican Border. The second cavalryman from the right has his service revolver pointed in the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187726/
[Cavalry Drilling Exercise #3]
Photograph of the drilling cavalry on the Mexican Border. The second cavalryman from the right has his service revolver pointed in the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187725/
[China Town, Colonia Dublan, Mexico]
Postcard of U.S. soldiers from the Punitive Expedition exploring China Town in Colonia Dublan, a Mormon colony in Mexico. General John J. Pershing established his headquarters at Colinia Dublan for the duration of the expedition. Groups of soldiers converse with one another as they stop at individual tents and huts. In the far distance, a wagon is traveling away from the town. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149842/
[Damaged Building in Juarez, Mexico]
Postcard of a destroyed building in Juarez, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Bullet holes cover the exterior of the building. All of the windows have been destroyed, the roof no longer exists, and heavy smoke damage from a fire is evident. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149839/
[Entrenching on the Mexican Border]
Photograph of entrenching on the Mexican Border. These infantry soldiers are digging a trench line. The soldiers are taking their turns digging out this trench. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187714/
[Executed Man]
Postcard of a deceased man. The caption on the postcard indicates that the individual was executed. He appears to have been shot; a pool of blood runs down the sidewalk. Papers are strewn about the body. The feet of onlookers are seen on a doorstep at the top of the postcard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149838/
[Field Ambulance]
Photograph of U.S. Ambulance picking up wounded soldiers on a battlefield. Three unidentified soldiers are placing a wounded soldier onto the field gurney also known as a stretcher or litter. This particular field ambulance was specially modified with supporting hooks so that it could transport up to four loaded field gurneys. The unidentified man in the dark suit and wearing the derby hat is most likely a newsman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187735/
[First Cavalry Drilling]
Photograph of U.S. cavalry drilling. The group of soldiers is part of the United States First Cavalry Army Division. The 8th man in the formation is holding the Unit’s flag. The flag in this image contains the number 1 on the top part of the flag and the letter E on the lower part of the flag which would make this group of men part of Company E. This postcard is post marked September 11, 1918, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and was mailed to J.R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts, 114 Hollis Avenue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187720/
[First Regiment of Artillery, Company E]
Aerial photograph of an artillery camp. The two crossed cannons signify that the flags belong to an artillery unit. There is a river in the background with a few people gathered at the river’s edge. There is also an unidentified settlement on the other side of this river. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187748/
[Guarding the Bodies of U.S. Soldiers Killed at Columbus, New Mexico]
Postcard of a U.S. soldier guarding the tent where the caskets of fallen soldiers are held in Columbus, New Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149837/
[Guarding the Customs House, El Paso, Texas]
Postcard of a group of soldiers keeping watch at the customs house in El Paso, Texas. The customs house was located on the U.S. side of the International Bridge, the gateway to and from Mexico. The majority of the soldiers are sitting down with only a few standing. Two soldiers have their rifles slung over their shoulders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149836/
[In the Trenches]
Photograph of trenches. Soldiers are wearing gloves and a lone standing soldier, with the clipboard, is wearing an Army issued trench coat. A solider with binoculars is judging the accuracy of the group’s aim. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187719/
[Infantry in Action #1]
Photograph of an infantry in Action. The soldiers are firing M1903s. The M1903 rifle was a bolt-action service rifle which normally used a 5 shot bullet clip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187740/
[Infantry in Action #2]
Photograph of an infantry in Action. The soldiers are firing M1903s. The M1903 rifle was a bolt-action service rifle which normally used a 5 shot bullet clip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187746/
[Infantry in Action #3]
Photograph of an infantry in Action. The soldiers are firing M1903s. The M1903 rifle was a bolt-action service rifle which normally used a 5 shot bullet clip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187741/
[Infantry Troops]
Photographs of soldiers marching through sand. Two dogs, in flanking positions, are following the troops. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187731/
[Jumping Contest]
Postcard of several U.S. Army cavalry members riding dark-colored horses next to a low, wooden fence; several of the horses are jumping over the fence. The caption in the lower-left corner says "Jumping Contest." The postcard was sent from El Paso, Texas and is addressed to "Miss G. M. Horne" in Portland, Maine. Text on the back of the postcard reads: "Dear Gertrude:- Big military tournament here next week - 5000 soldiers; and commencing Oct. 15, a full month of maneuvers by the Division of the Army on the border. All[...] here, Walter." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187715/
[Mechanized Cavalry]
Photograph of a military tractor towing at least three supply wagons. Two of the supply wagons are loaded with pontoon boats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187707/
[Military Camp in Mexico]
Postcard of a military camp in Mexico. Several adobe structures, which appear to homes, can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187750/
[Military Observation Balloon]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149834/
[Mountain Howitzer in Action]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187713/
[Mountain Scenery on the Border]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187711/
[Muster Call]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187742/
[Obstacle Course Competition]
Photograph of soldiers going into action. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187734/
[Orozco's Sharp Shooters, Juarez, Mexico]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149841/
[Quarantined for Measles]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187700/
[Rhode Island Artillery]
Photograph of Rhode Island artillery at El Paso, Texas. The author of the postcard identified this group of men and equipment as being part of the Rhode Island Artillery group. The Franklin Mountains are in the background; this is part of Fort Bliss is on the Lanoria Mesa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187730/
[Scene of Disorder in Barracks after the Battle of Juarez, Mexico]
Postcard of a group of men and women observing the disarray of personal belongings within a courtyard after the Battle of Juarez. A variety of items, including clothing, blankets, hats, and crates are gathered into one large pile. Horses are in the background, behind the group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149840/
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