Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photo of a very large plume of smoke extended high into the sky. On the bottom left hand corner, the smoke rises from the rooftop of a brick building in Juarez, Mexico. Based off of the translations of the words on the side of the building, this was a hardware store or one that sold farming equipment. Although the external facade of the building is intact, it does appear that the entire interior of the building is engulfed in flames. A few people observe the fire; however, no one attempts to extinguish the flames. As is evident in other photos and sources, many businesses, government offices, and residences were often victim to vandalism and destruction throughout the Mexican Revolution.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library