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[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.
[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.
[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.
[Airing Beds at a Military Camp]
Postcard of soldiers airing beds at a military camp on the border after a storm. Text on the reverse of the postcard reads: "We air our tents every other day and it is some sigh to look across the camp and see them all furled."
[Airing Tents]
Postcard depicting a tent being aired out. The cloth top of the tent has been pulled away so that the tent can be aired. Soldiers stand around the structure.
[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.
Apuntes sobre el petroleo mexicano
This work, presented to the 26th Mexican Federal Congress, focuses on the Mexican oil industry. It details its origins, development, and capital investments. It also notes its production and profitability to the nation. It calls for legislation and nationalization.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[Artillery on the March]
Photograph of U.S. Army Troops riding horses through a very shallow river.
[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.
El ataque a Ciudad Juarez y los acontecimientos del 14 al 18 de Junio
This piece provides a firsthand account of the attack on Ciudad Juarez by Villistas and related events, including the American incursion. 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.
El ataque a Ciudad Juárez y los acontecimientos del 14 al 18 de junio. English.
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.
El Atila del sur
Novel with illustrations consisting of line drawings, photographic reproductions, and cartoons. It provides anecdotal information and interviews as well as a fictionalized account of his life. The work focuses not only on Zapata’s military achievements, but also personal information. Includes text of El Plan de Ayala, Zapata's manifesto on land reform.
Battery A on the Mexican Border
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.
[Battlefield Scene in Mexico]
Postcard shows four men on horses facing a body on the ground. A fifth man on a horse is situated farther away from the group. The men are all wearing uniforms and uniform hats. The man on the ground is missing a shoe, and lies in front of a bush. The group is surrounded by desert. There are mountains visible in the distance. [Text on back of postcard.]
[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 right, bayonet practice dummies wait to test the soldier’s marksmanship. The rifles in this image are M1903 Springfield rifles.
[Bayonet Drill with Dummy Straw Filled Bags]
Postcard depicts soldiers performing a bayonet drill. In the photograph, dummy bundles of straw hang from a wooden structure. The soldiers attack the bundles with bayonets. Postcard is addressed to J. R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts, 114 Hollis St. Postcard is postmarked from San Antonio, Texas July 6, 1918 at 5:30 P.M.
[Body of Dead Bandit]
Postcard shows a dead bandit lying on the ground. A man on a horse looks down at him. Text on the image says: "The Bodies of Dead Bandits found all along the Trail of Pancho Villa." Mountains are visible in the background. The two men are surrounded by desert.
[Breaking Outlaws on the Border #1]
Photograph of soldiers breaking a horse on the border.
[Breaking Outlaws on the Border #2]
Photograph of soldiers breaking a horse on the border.
[Bullfight in Juarez, Mexico]
Postcard depicting a bullfight in a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico arena. In the photograph, two men in costume wait to bullfight, and one man is directly engaging the bull. People are visible in the stands. Advertisements are visible in both English and Spanish. Postcard was stamped and mailed from El Paso, Texas on April 27, 1915. [Text on back of postcard.]
[Bullfight in Mexico]
Postcard depicting a man bullfighting in Juarez, Mexico. There is one assistant helping the bullfighter. In the photograph, the bullfighter rides on a horse as he fights. People are visible in the stands. There are advertisements on the fences in the arena. Over one of the advertisements on the left side of the image, is a tear in the picture.
[A Bullfight in Mexico]
A postcard depicting two matadors fighting a bull in Mexico. The two matadors face the bull, with one matador raising sticks in the air, and one matador holding a cape. A third matador stands off to the side with a cape. One bull is lying on the ground. People are visible in the stands. [Text on back of postcard.]
[A Bullfight in Plaza de Toros, Juarez Mexico]
A postcard depicting a bullfight in Plaza de Toros, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. One matador engages the bull directly. Three other matadors stand away from the bull. A crowd is visible in the stands, with one onlooker reaching out towards the bull. There is advertising in Spanish on the wall surrounding the arena. [Text on back of postcard.]
[Burial Scene After the Big Battle]
Postcard depicts a mass grave after a battle. Bodies are lined up next to each other and on top of each other, situated between two dirt walls. Men surround the grave site. Text on the image says: "Burial Scene After the Big Battle." On the back of the postcard, the date says: "Dec. 1, 1913"
[Burning Dead, Ojinaga]
This postcard depicts a cremation site in Ojinaga, Mexico. Bodies lie on top of cactus and brush. A man wearing a uniform crouches next to the bodies with metal can. Out of the frame, another man stands with only his leg and foot in the picture. [Text on back of postcard.]
[Burning the Bodies of Bandits at Columbus, NM]
The picture depicts the scene of cremated bodies in Columbus, New Mexico. Burned human remains are visible in the image. Torsos and limbs are distinguishable, as well as some clothing. Text on the image says: "Burning the Bodies of Bandits at Columbus, NM."
[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.
[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.
[Camp Pershing YMCA]
Postcard depicting the Camp Pershing YMCA members in El Paso, Texas. There are 18 individuals standing in a group in front of a wooden structure. The wooden structure has a large sign attached to it that says YMCA. All of the men are wearing uniforms and some are wearing uniform hats.
[Camp Scene]
Postcard depicting a soldier standing among five visible tents in an El Paso, Texas army camp. The soldier wears a uniform and hat. He holds a rifle up against his shoulder. Behind the soldier is a large red building with indistinguishable writing on it. There are also several buildings and a mountain in the distance behind the soldier.
[A Camp Scene at Columbus, NM]
A postcard depicting a camp scene in Columbus, New Mexico. A group of soldiers in uniform faces three men in uniform. On the left side of the picture, a soldier holds a rifle. Other soldiers stand inside the entry of the cloth tents in the background. Beds and supplies are visible in the foreground. [Text on back of postcard.]
[Camp Scene During a Desert Wind and Sand Storm]
Photograph of a camp during a desert wind and sand storm.
[Camp Scene in Mexico]
Photograph of 10 visible soldiers in a campsite in Mexico. Some of the men are situated in front of one-person tents. Two of the soldiers are walking around. One soldier is lying down. The soldiers are wearing uniforms. The campsite is surrounded by tall brush and large trees.
[Camp Scene in the Desert After a Sand Storm]
Postcard depicting disassembled tents and camp supplies in the desert after a sand storm. In the photograph, some men stand around the campsite and some work to assemble tents. Three covered wagons are visible in the background. The camp is surrounded by flat and treeless land.
[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.
[Camp Stewart]
Photograph of Camp Stuart, which was located on the Mexican Border. In the background are the eastern slopes of the Franklin Mountains.
[Carting Away the Dead]
The picture shows a cart full of bodies being pulled away. To the right of the cart, a body lies on the ground. A man with a rifle looks away from the camera on the left side of the picture. Another man with a rifle, on the right side, looks towards the cart. Brush is piled in a heap near the cart next to the remains of an adobe structure. [Text on back of postcard.]
Causas de la revolución en México : y como efectuar la paz
This short treatise, written in Havana in 1913, espouses the land reform goals and ideals of Emiliano Zapata and the Zapatistas while condemning the regimes of Carranza and Huerta,. It proposes an idealized agrarian society with land held in common and a system of "Escuelas Granjas" or rural schools. He deplores the evils of clericalism, plutocracy, and militarism. The three headings in the document are "Manifiesto al Pueblo Mexicano," "Bases Generales," and "Pensamiento de la Revolución: Como educar al Pueblo para la Nueva Reforma."
[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.
[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.
[Col. H.J. Slocum]
This picture shows Colonel H.J. Slocum, the commanding officer of the 13th Calvary Regiment in Columbus, New Mexico. Col. Slocum is the focus of the image. He is dressed in uniform and hat and holds a cigar. To his right, the rear of a motorcycle is shown. In the background there are various wood buildings. There are also two people standing in the background.
El conflicto personal de la revolución mexicana
Provides an account of the personal conflict felt by the author regarding the Mexican Revolution and the ensuing reign of Venustiano Carranza. The pamphlet calls for an end to caudillos; however, it is sympathetic to Villa. Although written during Chocano’s travels to New Orleans, it was published in El Paso, Texas.
[Cremating Bodies on a Mexican Battlefield]
The image shows a fire burning with dark smoke. In the fire, logs are visible as well as human bodies. The area is surrounded by desert. Text on the postcard says: "Cremating Bodies on a Mexican Battlefield."