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Army Recruits

Description: Copy negative of a group of army recruits sitting in three rows on a curb. They are dressed in World War I-style uniforms. Some are holding hats in their hands. Behind them more soldiers are walking or standing. There is a building sitting on brick stilts in the background that has a porch with a railing. On the building is a sign that might say "E Company." The group pictured is Perishing's Troops from El Paso, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Directory of the City of El Paso for 1886-87.

Description: Directory for El Paso, Texas includes a narrative introduction about El Paso, names of government officials, listings of societies and organizations, churches, schools. Contains alphabetical address listings for businesses and individuals as well as many advertisements from local businesses.
Date: 1886
Creator: C. A. Gould & Co.
Partner: University of Texas at El Paso

[El Paso Skyline]

Description: Photograph of the El Paso skyline with several skyscrapers rising above the surrounding buildings. The Bassett Tower and Hotel Cortez can be seen to the left. The El Paso Natural Gas Building was built across from the Bassett Tower on Texas Street in 1954. The vantage point of the picture is from the Old Mesa Gardens which later became a part of the backyard of a house on the 600 block of W. Yandell. Today the house and land are part of the El Paso Historical Society offices and is known as the Burges House
Date: 1960~
Creator: Escontrías
Location Info:
Partner: El Paso Public Library

View of El Paso

Description: Photograph of El Paso, Texas from Rim Road in 1936. The road runs along the edge of Mount Franklin overlooking the Valley and toward Downtown El Paso.
Date: 1936
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame


Description: Photograph of refugees walking through the desert away from the mountain range. There are military personnel watching the refugees as they walk.
Date: 191u
Partner: El Paso Public Library