[Jumping Contest]

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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."

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm.

Creation Information

Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921 October 4, 1914.

Context

This postcard is part of the collection entitled: The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso and was provided by El Paso Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 31 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Description

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."

Physical Description

1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm.

Notes

This postcard is very similar to the postcard titled “U.S. Cavalry Drill”; accession number WH-PC-180-004. Both postcard images were most likely created on the same day. The horsemanship contests not only served to stimulate good will competitiveness among the different military units but the contests also prepared the men and animals to be “field ready”.

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The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso

These primary source items relate to the Mexican Revolution. The collection includes 15 books and 10 postcards dating from 1910 to 1919.

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  • October 4, 1914

Covered Time Period

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  • October 1914 - November 1914

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 9:26 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 23, 2013, 5:01 p.m.

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Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921. [Jumping Contest], postcard, October 4, 1914; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187715/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting El Paso Public Library.