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[Field Artillery]

Description: Photograph of field artillery cannons. These artillery pieces were brought in to protect the town of Columbus, New Mexico after the raids by Mexican rebels. These small but effective cannons were ideal for combat in the desert because of their mobility. In the background a "mule train" carries additional supplies. Beyond the pack animals and on top of the mesa, U.S. Soldiers can be seen using signal flags to contact a distant signaling post.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Oits A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Ammunitions Wagon]

Description: Photograph of an Ammunition Wagon. A young boy sits at the very end of the wagon. The group of men, who look to be fatigued, are all wearing uniforms. A pair of mules are hauling the wagon. Just beyond the wagon, on the other side of the road, is an empty farmer’s field. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "Mexico-Revolution. Rebel Cannon enroute to Juarez-1911-under Command of Col. Benjamin Aranda, a mechanist who made it."
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Abraham González Casavantes with Madero]

Description: Photograph of Abraham González Casavantes with Francisco Madero. Abraham González was one of the main leaders of the Maderista Junta Revolucionaria Mexicana, which was a movement opposing the re-election of then-dictator Porfirio Diaz in 1910. Abraham González was murdered on March 7, 1913 in Bachimba Canyon on the orders from Victoriano Huerta. The first and second gentlemen in the photograph are not identified. The remaining men are Abraham González, Francisco Madero, and Pascual Orozco.
Date: 1910/1920
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Ambush in the Desert]

Description: Photograph of United States soldiers ambushing an enemy. The group of soldiers are aiming their rifles at their targets.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Ambushing the Mexican Army]

Description: Photograph of Mexican Insurrectos taking aim at the Mexican Army in the desert. Eight Insurrectos can be seen in the photograph.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[American Journalist]

Description: Photograph of two American Journalist covering the Mexican Revolution. The newsmen are identified as the two men in the center of the photograph. Two men in sombreros stand on either side. Each individual holds a rifle. Text on the back of the photograph reads: "Mexico - Revolution - Newsmen.”
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Anglo Men]

Description: Photograph of two Anglo men in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. The man on the left has two bandoleers crisscrossed across his chest and a cartridge belt around his waist. The men lean against a stone wall.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Anglo Rebels]

Description: Photograph of foreign soldiers posing for a photograph amid a group of rebels. Several men hold their rifles up in display. On the left hand side of the photo, a man crouches down next to a Colt Automatic Machine Gun. Two individuals on the left hand side of the photo are Captain James Charles Bulger, who has a pipe in his mouth, and Captain Alfred W. Lewis, head of artillery at Ojinaga. Lewis stands next to Bulger.
Date: 1911~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Anglo Revolutionaries]

Description: Photograph of a group of Anglo revolutionaries and a few Mexican revolutionaries. The man kneeling down on the right side of the photo appears to be cooking. The Mexican Revolution prompted foreign volunteers to participate in the revolution for a variety of reasons. Many volunteers were called to action in the name of adventure, while others reported to duty as mercenaries. The tall man with a beard, standing directly behind the man hunched over, is said to have been known as American Slim.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Artillery Piece]

Description: Photograph of four U.S. soldiers posing for a photograph next to a piece of field artillery in an army camp. There are several tents visible in the background. The soldiers smile into the camera as they display their weaponry.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Cannon]

Description: Photograph of a group of U.S. Army soldiers attempting to move a large cannon. The wheels used to transport the cannon are nearly the height of the soldiers. There are two other cannons in the background.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Chow Time]

Description: Photograph of soldiers waiting in line outside of a mess tent. The soldiers are wearing hats and military uniforms.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Convoy]

Description: Photograph of an Army convoy heading north on an unidentified street. Some soldiers are on horseback, or are riding on trucks, while others are walking as they lead horses. Two soldiers on the left side of the photo are speaking to civilians. Spectators crowd the sidewalks to catch a glimpse of the convoy.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Supply Wagons]

Description: Photograph of army supply wagons. The soldiers, who are traveling west, are approximately on the 1600 block of Rio Grande Avenue. In the center of the photograph, atop a mesa, is the A.B. Fall Home.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Wagon Train]

Description: Photograph of an army wagon train at a stop during the Punitive Expedition. U.S. soldiers appear to be unloading the wagons.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Avenida 16 de Septiembre, Ciudad Juarez]

Description: Photograph of downtown Ciudad Juarez. This is a view of the street Avenida 16 de Septiembre looking west. Immediately on the left hand side of the photograph is the Customs House. Mission Guadalupe is also visible on the left.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Battle of Juarez]

Description: Photograph of a building in Ciudad Juarez. Bullet holes are visible on the face of the building.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Bodies on Display]

Description: Photograph of two deceased men whose bodies are being held for display on stretchers. A large crowd is gathered behind the bodies. The body facing the camera has been covered by some kind of material and is tied to the stretcher. A man holds the stretcher up for display. The second body has not been tied down.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Border Citizens on the Banks of the Rio Grande]

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."
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Border Mayors]

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.
Date: [1910..1915]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Braulio Hernandez]

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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Break Time for Army Soldiers]

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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Brigada Sanitaria]

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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Burial Coffins]

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