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[82 Field Artillery]
Photograph of the 82nd field artillery marching by the Masonic Hospital. In the photograph are soldiers dressed in uniform; they are riding horses and walking with heavy weaponry. The Masonic Hospital stands in the background.
[Abraham González Casavantes with Madero]
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.
[Acequia Madre In Juarez]
Photograph of Acequia Madre river in Juarez, Chihuahua. There are men on both sides of the river with their horses. The men sit under trees in the shade.
[Adobe Brick Building]
Photo negative of an adobe building in El Paso, Texas. The single-story building is "L" shaped and has a covered area in its corner. Someone can be seen sitting in a doorway near chickens to the right.
[Adobe Ruin]
Positive transparency of a ruined adobe dwelling. An open doorway to the building has an exposed wooden frame. Another exit is visible through the doorway.
[Aerial View of El Paso, Texas]
Photograph of an aerial view of El Paso, Texas. City streets and buildings can be seen laid out in a grid pattern.
[Aerial View of Mills Building and the Surrounding Area in El Paso, Texas]
Photograph of an aerial view of buildings in El Paso, Texas. The Mills Building can be seen to the left of San Jacinto Square in the upper right portion.
[Alhambra Theatre in El Paso, Texas]
Photograph of the Alhambra Theater in El Paso, Texas. The three-story building has an ornately carved facade, eight arched windows, and a ticket booth.
[Ambush in the Desert]
Photograph of United States soldiers ambushing an enemy. The group of soldiers are aiming their rifles at their targets.
[Ambushing the Mexican Army]
Photograph of Mexican Insurrectos taking aim at the Mexican Army in the desert. Eight Insurrectos can be seen in the photograph.
[American Army Officers and War Correspondents]
Photograph of four men standing in field. Two of the men are war correspondents, and the other two are officers in the U. S. military. There is a building in the right side of the image with a man walking in front of it holding a rifle. Text underneath the photograph reads: "American Army & A War Correspondent, south of Columbus, N. M. 1916. 1. Charles S. Hamilton, 1st Lieut. 6th Infant. 2. Richmond Smith, Capt., 6" Inf. (Civ. clothes). 3. Louis J. Van Schaick, Capt., 6" Inf. 4. Jas. N. Peale, 2nd Lieut., 6th Infantry."
[American Bank and Trust Company in El Paso, Texas]
Photograph of the American Bank and Trust Company in El Paso, Texas. It is a seven-story concrete classical revival building. The front of the building is three times as wide as the side. People are walking along the sidewalk around the building.
[American Journalist]
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.”
[American Newsman]
Photograph of four men. Two of them are standing on a train, while two of the man stand beside the train. There appears to be a video camera and tripod on the train.
[American Soldiers]
Photograph of a group of U.S. Army troops posing for a camera. All of the men are wearing military uniforms and hats. The men appear to be in a desert location.
[Ammunitions Wagon]
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."
[Andreas Service Station & Garage]
Photograph of Andreas Service Station & Garage in El Paso, Texas. Cars are parked roadside in front of the two white buildings that comprise the business. The building on the left has multiple vehicle entrances. The building on the right has fuel pumps under an awning.
[Anglo Men]
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.
[Anglo Rebels]
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.
[Anglo Revolutionaries]
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.
[Area Around San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, Texas]
Photograph of a panoramic view of the area around San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, Texas. Several large buildings surround the plaza, many of which are labeled on the photo. The plaza features a central enclosed lamppost surrounded by a radial walkway. People can be seen in and around the plaza, and several 1920s-era automobiles are parked nearby.
[Armed Men]
Photograph of eleven Mexican men. There are rifles leaning against each other in front of the group of military personnel posing. The men are also holding rifles and belts lined with bullets.
[Armored Car]
Photograph of a modified rail car reinforced with steel armor to protect the train from attacks. There are nine men dressed in military uniforms standing around the train car.
[Army Artillery Piece]
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.
[Army Cannon]
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.
[Army Chow Time]
Photograph of soldiers waiting in line outside of a mess tent. The soldiers are wearing hats and military uniforms.
[Army Convoy]
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.
[Army Supply Wagons]
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.
[Army Wagon Train]
Copy negative of a U.S. Army wagon train. The wagon train is shown crossing an unknown body of water. Their mission was to find the Mexican bandits that raided Glen Springs.
[Army Wagon Train]
Photograph of an army wagon train at a stop during the Punitive Expedition. U.S. soldiers appear to be unloading the wagons.
[Army Wagon Train]
Negative image of mounted U.S. Army soldiers riding alongside a wagon train traveling through a desert. The wagons are drawn by mules and are laden with supplies.
[Artillery Salute for General Pershing]
Photograph of soldiers firing wheeled artillery on an earthen field. Plumes of smoke rise behind the guns and partially obscure distant mountains. A caption on the reverse side of the photo indicates that the firing was a salute to visiting General John J. Pershing.
[Asarco Structure]
Photograph of an Asarco structure. The building has multiple stories, with stairways leading upward to the left. Two separate lengths of covered hallways or chutes lead from the main structure on the left to a narrow structure on the right.
[Avenida 16 de Septiembre, Ciudad Juarez]
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.
[Aztec Caves]
Positive transparency of Aztec Cave in the Franklin Mountains near El Paso, Texas. "Class of 69" and "Jesuit Sacto" are written in the back of the shallow cave.
[Banana Wagon on El Paso Street]
Photo negative of a man standing beside a wagon full of bananas or plantains. The wagon is being pulled down the street by a horse. Cars, people, and tall business buildings can be seen across the road.
[Banded Boulders at Hueco Tank Park]
Positive transparency of a banded boulders at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. Vegetation grows among the rocks in the foreground.
[Bank Foyer]
Photograph of an empty bank foyer. The long room contains two tables, decorative arched ceilings supported by columns, and gated teller's windows.
[Battle of Juarez]
Photograph of a building in Ciudad Juarez. Bullet holes are visible on the face of the building.
[Beer Billboard]
Photo negative of a beer advertisement on a billboard. It reads "Less Taxes and More Work, Vote for Beer Aug. 26."
[Biplane Painted to Resemble a Dragon]
Photograph of a biplane that has been painted with scales, eyes, and a mouth full of sharp teeth. Buildings can be seen on the desert landscape in the background.
[Bodies In Gutter]
Photograph of ashes of human remains left in a street gutter in Juarez. The brick building behind the ashes is a jail.
[Bodies on Battlefield]
Copy negative of dead revolutionists about to be buried in a Juarez cemetery. There are many graves and crosses in the middle ground. The city behind the graves is EL Paso, Texas. The Franklin Mountains are in the background.
[Bodies on Display]
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.
[Body of Rodolfo Fierro]
Photograph of Rodolpho Fierro's body after he drowned near Chihuahua. He is covered in a white sheet and wearing a hat. A group of men are standing or kneeling around the body. Text on the back of the photograph reads: "Rodolfo Fierro, number one killer and body guard of Pancho Villa. Fierro was the 'real bad man' of the Revolution. He was known as El Carnicero or The Butcher. After being thrown off his horse, he [drowned in] quicksand near Casas Grandes, Chihuahua on 13 October 1915. At the time of his death, Fierro was marching towards Sonora."
[Border Citizens on the Banks of the Rio Grande]
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."
[Border Mayors]
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.
Boy Soldier
Negative image of an adolescent Mexican boy wearing dark clothes, crossed bandoliers of ammunition, and a wide brimmed hat. Buildings, benches, and a group of people can be seen in the background.
[Brady Residence]
Photograph of the Brady residence in El Paso, Texas. One story building has a Spanish tile roof, a tower, brick quoins, and a series of chimneys.
[Braulio Hernandez]
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.