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[Army Wagon Train]

Description: Photograph of an army wagon train crossing the Mexican desert. There are three United States Army supply wagons visible. The supply wagons are being pulled by teams of mules and are guarded by U.S. Soldiers.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921

[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

[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

[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.

[Body of Rodolfo Fierro]

Description: 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."
Date: 1915~

[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.