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[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[A Call to Arms]

Description: Photograph of a large gathering of Mexican men. In the photograph there are several men who have white bandanas around their hats and those bandanas have different words printed on them. . One of the bandanas has the word "Justicia" printed on one side of the hat and another bandana has the word "Tierra." Justicia means justice and Tierra means land or earth.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[Cannon]

Description: Photograph of an unattended cannon during a fight. A soldier stands behind the cannon; another soldier stands to the left. Smoke and dust pervade the air.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[Cannon in Use]

Description: Photograph of a group of insurrectos firing a cannon during a battle in Juarez, Mexico. A thick cloud of smoke and dust hangs in the air directly in front of the insurrectos and cannon.
Date: 1911~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[Carcel Publica]

Description: Photograph of the Carcel Publica in Ciudad Juarez. This is an up close photograph of the main entrance to the Carcel Publica (Public Jail) in Ciudad Juarez. This is the same building where the Juzgado Menor (Lower Courts) and the Juzgado De Letras (Trial Courts) were housed. Several men can be seen around the entrance of the building including an armed guard. There is also a small dog next to the man in the heavy black coat.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[Carrying the Wounded]

Description: Photograph of two men carrying a wounded revolutionary on a cot along the railroad tracks. A woman is accompanying them. Several other individuals are walking along the tracks. A rebel soldier is visible on the left hand side of the photo.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[City Hall]

Description: Photograph of a group of Constitutional Soldiers standing in fron tof a building. The words above the entrance, Ayuntamiento De La Ciudad, translate to City Hall. A small group of civilians has gathered at the far left corner of this building.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[Ciudad Juarez Train Depot]

Description: Photograph of the Train Station in Ciudad Juarez. This exceptional view of the Juarez Train station is from south looking north. The western slope of the Franklin Mountains can be seen on the right side of this photograph. On the far left side of the photo, behind the white wall, is the backside of the old Juarez Customs House. The street in front of the Customs House is Avenida 16 de Septiembre.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[Columbus, New Mexico Refugees]

Description: Photograph of Columbus Refugees. The Raid on Columbus, New Mexico was conducted by Pancho Villa and his band of insurrectos in March of 1916. To the east and north of Columbus is the Florida Mountain range; to the west and north is the Tres Hermanas Range; south, into Mexico, is the Sierra de los Palomas, and to the north is Cooke's Range. The accompanying information on the back of this photograph reads as follows: "Refugees from Columbus, New Mexico evacuated following raid?"
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[Constitutional Artillery Team]

Description: Photograph of a Mexican Constitutional Army Artillery Team. The four member team has just fired an artillery shell and is preparing to fire another round. The man in the white shirt is in charge of loading and unloading the canon by opening or closing the breech of the canon. The two men to the left, who are closest to the photographer, are the handling the ammunition. A large projectile, seen on the far left, is being handled by one of the two men.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[Constitutional Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a group of Constitutional Soldiers marching through this street in Ciudad Juarez. To the right of the soldiers are many storefronts, including a 'Papeleria' store with the name Roberto Schneider on its wall. At the far left of the photograph and at some distance is a trolley car from El Paso. A small dog leads the way.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.