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[Bayonet Drill]

Description: Photograph of a bayonet drill. The army soldiers are practicing close quarters combat or hand to hand combat in preparation for their bayonet drilling exercises. To the right, bayonet practice dummies wait to test the soldier’s marksmanship. The rifles in this image are M1903 Springfield rifles.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921

[Bayonet Drill with Dummy Straw Filled Bags]

Description: Postcard depicts soldiers performing a bayonet drill. In the photograph, dummy bundles of straw hang from a wooden structure. The soldiers attack the bundles with bayonets. Postcard is addressed to J. R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts, 114 Hollis St. Postcard is postmarked from San Antonio, Texas July 6, 1918 at 5:30 P.M.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921

[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.

[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.

[Camp Cotton]

Description: Aerial view of Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas. This photograph was taken south to north with the Franklin Mountains in the background. A soldier riding an Indian Motorcycle is visible in the center of the photograph.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921

[Camp Scene on the Mexican Border]

Description: Postcard of a U. S. military camp on the U.S. - Mexican border. Two rows of tents are in the forefront; a row of cabins is visible on the right. A variety of miscellaneous items, including wooden boards, fire wood, buckets, barrels and trash cans, are strewn on the ground in between the rows of tents. Soldiers are inside the open-sided tents completing chores.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921

[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.