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[Camp Scene on the Mexican Border]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Executed Man]

Description: 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.
Date: November 19, 1913
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Military Observation Balloon]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Damaged Building in Juarez, Mexico]

Description: 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.
Date: January 18, 1913
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Guarding the Customs House, El Paso, Texas]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[China Town, Colonia Dublan, Mexico]

Description: 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.
Date: [1916..1917]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Orozco's Sharp Shooters, Juarez, Mexico]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1915]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Scene of Disorder in Barracks after the Battle of Juarez, Mexico]

Description: 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.
Date: May 1911
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Uncle Sam's Guests at Fort Bliss, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a family of refugees from the Mexican Revolution held at Fort Bliss, Texas. Two U.S. soldiers and a small group of men and women are behind the children and father. Tents are visible in the upper right hand corner of the postcard. A note on the back of the postcard states that the children strolled into the Perma Division for a visit and food.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

El ataque a Ciudad Juárez y los acontecimientos del 14 al 18 de junio. English.

Description: This piece was written to provide a firsthand account regarding the attack on Ciudad Juárez by Villistas and related events. It also provides information regarding the effects of the battle on El Paso, Texas and includes named civilian casualties. The official American response is also noted. The translation was probably done in the 1970s.
Date: 1919
Creator: Enciso Durán, Xavier.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at El Paso

The revolution in Mexico.

Description: Printed copy of a speech given by William H. Burges, who was a prominent El Paso lawyer and businessman, in the presence of both Francisco Madero and General Juan Navarro. The speaker urges the audience to support the establishment of Madero’s government in Mexico.
Date: 1911
Creator: Burges, William H. (William Henry), 1867-1946
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at El Paso

Battery A on the Mexican Border

Description: This book is an account of Battery A of the Rhode Island National Guard and its activation on June 24, 1916, its travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, its activities until it was mustered out on November 2, 1916. They were stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and also referred to their site as Camp Pershing. Includes a narrative description of their trip by train, their camp and training activities on the border. Also includes many reproductions of photographs of the troops and sites, cartoons, and a list of personnel.
Date: 1916
Creator: Stiness, Henry R.W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at El Paso

[Military Camp in Mexico]

Description: Postcard of a military camp in Mexico. Several adobe structures, which appear to homes, can be seen in the background.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Field Ambulance]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Ambulance Corps]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Infantry Troops]

Description: Photographs of soldiers marching through sand. Two dogs, in flanking positions, are following the troops.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Rhode Island Artillery]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Camp Stewart]

Description: Photograph of Camp Stuart, which was located on the Mexican Border. In the background are the eastern slopes of the Franklin Mountains.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Ambulances]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Soldiers Hiking]

Description: Photograph of soldiers hiking. A horse drawn wagon and a car have moved to the side of the road to give way to the soldiers. At a distance, there is a railroad car next to the small wooden building.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Wounded Cavalry Horses]

Description: The caption on the postcard reads: Wounded Cavalry Horses. These two unidentified soldiers are tending to the three wounded horses in this postcard image. All three horses have deep tissue lacerations to their front legs and chest areas that were cause by barbed wire fencing. Apparently the horses were caught up in a stampede of horses. As a result of the stampede, several of the stampeding horses were caught up in the barbed wire fencing.
Date: 1910/1920
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Jumping Contest]

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."
Date: October 4, 1914
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library