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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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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 Ambulances]

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

[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

[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

[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 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

[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