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[4.7 Inch Gun M1906]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[5th Cavalry M Company]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[8th Cavalry]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[Adobe Brick Building]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Adobe Ruin]

Description: 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.
Date: 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of El Paso, Texas]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of El Paso, Texas. City streets and buildings can be seen laid out in a grid pattern.
Date: July 3, 1919
Creator: Rhineheimer, Oscar
Item Type: Photograph

[Airing Beds at a Military Camp]

Description: 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."
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[Airing Tents]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[Alhambra Theatre in El Paso, Texas]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ponsford
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[American Bank and Trust Company in El Paso, Texas]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ponsford
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:

[Andreas Service Station & Garage]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Blumenthal, Harry
Item Type: Photograph

[Area Around San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso, Texas]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Army Airplane]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[Army Caterpillar Tractor]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[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

[Army Field Ambulance]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[Army Field Communications Equipment]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[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

[Army Truck Train Transporting Troops]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard

[Artillery Salute for General Pershing]

Description: 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.
Date: February 2, 1920
Creator: Rhineheimer, Oscar
Item Type: Photograph

[Asarco Structure]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Escontrías
Item Type: Photograph

[Aztec Caves]

Description: 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.
Date: 1969
Item Type: Photograph