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[Border Citizens on the Banks of the Rio Grande]

[Border Citizens on the Banks of the Rio Grande]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of large crowds of American and Mexican citizens on the banks of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. The people on the left bank of the Rio Grande are on the American (El Paso) side and the people on the right bank are on the Mexican (Juarez) side. A group of rebels can be seen sitting down on the bank of the river. Text on the back of the photograph reads: "Hanging bridge across from Smelter - nearly collapsed from rush of people escaping battle."
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Border Mayors]

[Border Mayors]

Date: [1910..1915]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of the mayors of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico with city officials outside of a building. Identified from left to right are unidentified, Park W. Pitman (El Paso County Clerk), C.E. Kelly (El Paso Mayor), Charles Mathews, Juan N. Medina, Peyton J. Edwards (Sheriff of El Paso), and E. Kelly.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Braulio Hernandez]

[Braulio Hernandez]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of Braulio Hernandez visiting a grave. Text on the back of the photograph reads: "Braulio Hernandez visiting grave of friend killed in battle May 1911." The grave marker to the right reads: "MARIANO RIOS, FALLECIO A LOS 27 ANOS DE EDAD, MAYO 11 DE 1911, El Paso, Texas." The small headstone in the center reads: "Capitan D. Madrid." A car is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Break Time for Army Soldiers]

[Break Time for Army Soldiers]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of U.S. soldiers taking a water break out in the field. Several soldiers in the foreground are walking/standing by with their canteens in their hands. Behind the tree are two horse-drawn wagons. Several soldiers are seen crouching down by the tankers; it appears that they are filling up their canteens.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Brigada Sanitaria]

[Brigada Sanitaria]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of the Brigada Sanitaria. Translated into English, the Brigada Sanitaria means Health Brigade. The Brigada Sanitaria was a volunteer organization. One of the primary roles of the Brigada Sanitaria was to provide first aid medical care to those wounded during the fighting of the Mexican Revolution. In this photo a group of individuals wait for medical care.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Burial Coffins]

[Burial Coffins]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of burial coffins. In the photograph, four U.S. Service member coffins rest atop carrying caskets.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[A Call to Arms]

[A Call to Arms]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of a large gathering of Mexican men. In the photograph there are several men who have white bandanas around their hats and those bandanas have different words printed on them. . One of the bandanas has the word "Justicia" printed on one side of the hat and another bandana has the word "Tierra." Justicia means justice and Tierra means land or earth.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Cannon]

[Cannon]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of an unattended cannon during a fight. A soldier stands behind the cannon; another soldier stands to the left. Smoke and dust pervade the air.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Cannon in Use]

[Cannon in Use]

Date: 1911~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of a group of insurrectos firing a cannon during a battle in Juarez, Mexico. A thick cloud of smoke and dust hangs in the air directly in front of the insurrectos and cannon.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Captain Lewis S. Morey and Friend #1]

[Captain Lewis S. Morey and Friend #1]

Date: [1915..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of Captain Lewis S. Morey and a woman. The woman wears a white dress, a straw hat, and carries an umbrella. Morey, right, wears a uniform.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
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