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[Banana Wagon on El Paso Street]

Description: Photo negative of a man standing beside a wagon full of bananas or plantains. The wagon is being pulled down the street by a horse. Cars, people, and tall business buildings can be seen across the road.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bank Foyer]

Description: Photograph of an empty bank foyer. The long room contains two tables, decorative arched ceilings supported by columns, and gated teller's windows.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ponsford
Item Type: Photograph

[Battle of Juarez]

Description: Photograph of a building in Ciudad Juarez. Bullet holes are visible on the face of the building.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[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
Item Type: Postcard

[Beer Billboard]

Description: Photo negative of a beer advertisement on a billboard. It reads "Less Taxes and More Work, Vote for Beer Aug. 26."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Biplane Painted to Resemble a Dragon]

Description: Photograph of a biplane that has been painted with scales, eyes, and a mouth full of sharp teeth. Buildings can be seen on the desert landscape in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rhineheimer, Oscar
Item Type: Photograph

[Bodies In Gutter]

Description: Photograph of ashes of human remains left in a street gutter in Juarez. The brick building behind the ashes is a jail.
Date: 191u
Item Type: Photograph

[Bodies on Battlefield]

Description: Copy negative of dead revolutionists about to be buried in a Juarez cemetery. There are many graves and crosses in the middle ground. The city behind the graves is EL Paso, Texas. The Franklin Mountains are in the background.
Date: 191u
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Item Type: Photograph

[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~
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Item Type: Photograph

Boy Soldier

Description: Negative image of an adolescent Mexican boy wearing dark clothes, crossed bandoliers of ammunition, and a wide brimmed hat. Buildings, benches, and a group of people can be seen in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Brady Residence]

Description: Photograph of the Brady residence in El Paso, Texas. One story building has a Spanish tile roof, a tower, brick quoins, and a series of chimneys.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ponsford
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:

[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.
Item Type: Photograph

[Brazos Apartments in El Paso, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Brazos Apartments, a four-story brick and concrete building in El Paso, Texas. The building's facade has an arched entryway, two balconies, and a sign bearing the word "Brazos" under a flagpole. A handwritten note on the reverse side of the photo indicates that this was the first apartment building in El Paso.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ponsford
Item Type: Photograph
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[Break in the Battle]

Description: Copy negative of a large group of Mexican Revolutionists standing in the desert. Some of them men are mounted on horses. One of the men, near the center of the group, is playing a guitar.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Item Type: Photograph