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[China Town, Colonia Dublan, Mexico]

Description: Postcard of U.S. soldiers from the Punitive Expedition exploring China Town in Colonia Dublan, a Mormon colony in Mexico. General John J. Pershing established his headquarters at Colinia Dublan for the duration of the expedition. Groups of soldiers converse with one another as they stop at individual tents and huts. In the far distance, a wagon is traveling away from the town.
Date: [1916..1917]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Uncle Sam's Guests at Fort Bliss, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a family of refugees from the Mexican Revolution held at Fort Bliss, Texas. Two U.S. soldiers and a small group of men and women are behind the children and father. Tents are visible in the upper right hand corner of the postcard. A note on the back of the postcard states that the children strolled into the Perma Division for a visit and food.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Drawing a Crowd]

Description: Photograph of a U.S. soldier loading something into an automobile as fellow soldiers sit in the back seat. The soldiers draw a crowd, a group of local young men (perhaps Mexican youth) surround the car. The car is parked in front of a large adobe structure where a man is sitting on the nearest doorstep.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Captain Lewis S. Morey and Friend #1]

Description: Photograph of Captain Lewis S. Morey and a woman. The woman wears a white dress, a straw hat, and carries an umbrella. Morey, right, wears a uniform.
Date: [1915..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Punitive Expedition Troops]

Description: Photograph of U.S. soldiers posing for a photograph in or next to two automobiles in front of a large tree. Behind the group is a long adobe building. To the left of the group is a tent. On the doors of the automobiles are the seals that reference the Dort Automobile Company.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Digging for Cover]

Description: Photograph of three U.S. soldiers digging trenches or bunkers in the ground (note the shovels), while out in the field during the Punitive Expedition. A fourth soldier looks on as the others work accomplish their task. The exact location of where this photo was taken is unknown. The soldiers appear to be in an area that is heavily covered with brush.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Army Personnel in Front of Building]

Description: Photograph of U.S. soldiers and two U.S. military vehicles parked in front of a large, two-story building. A wagon can be seen in the lower left hand side of the photo.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[In Pursuit]

Description: Photograph of 16 U.S. soldiers with their rifles at their sides. In the photograph, the soldiers running to the top of a hill and positioning themselves low to the ground.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Herd of Mules]

Description: Photograph of a herd of mules being driven by the U.S. military during the Punitive Expedition. Two soldiers are driving two automobiles alongside the mules, keeping them in line. Four individuals can be seen amongst the herd, keeping order. Each mule is carrying a load upon its back.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[On the Go]

Description: Photograph of a lone U.S. soldier driving an automobile up the side of hill; a cloud of dust follows as he goes. Though not clearly visible, the automobile appears to be a Dort, as the seals on the side of the doors resemble those of other automobiles taken during the Punitive Expedition.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Military Transportation]

Description: Photograph of an oxen drawn wagon resting between two parked U.S. military automobiles. A line of military trucks can be seen driving away in the background. Both automobiles bear the American flag, and the word Dort is on the windshields of the cars. Dort references the make of the automobiles. Soldiers sit or stand by their vehicles; two soldiers are standing atop of the wagon. In front of the oxen there are two dogs. Maybe these soldiers brought their pets along on the Punitive Expedition or adopted them along the way.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Group of Men Observe Bodies]

Description: Photograph of a group of U.S. soldiers and other men looking at the bodies of two deceased revolutionaries. One of the bodies is partially nude; the pants can be seen at the feet of the body. The other body is fully clothed. The group in the photo all crowd behind the bodies, looking down for the most part with indifference, except for the soldier in the center of the photo, the tallest figure in the photograph with his hands at his hips. He shows a wide smile as he stares directly into the camera's lens.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Army Artillery]

Description: Photograph of a U.S. Army Artillery Unit taking a break from their duties in the shade, underneath a tree. Two men remain on duty, standing and sitting beside a cannon. The man standing is drinking from a canteen. The exact location is unknown.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Crossing a River or Canal]

Description: Photograph of four U.S. soldiers in an automobile crossing a body of water. On the doors of the automobile, a seal with the word DORT is visible.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[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
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Soldiers on Guard]

Description: Photograph of U.S. soldiers and citizens on a street in El Paso, Texas. The soldiers are standing in front of two billboards, their rifles stacked into two prisms. Behind them, a trolley car is approaching.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Construction of Pontoon Bridge]

Description: Photograph of a pontoon bridge being constructed across the Rio Grande near present day Ascarate Park (lower valley of El Paso) in June 1919. This photo was taken around the last Battle of Juarez (June 15-16, 1919). Soldiers can be seen maneuvering pontoons in the Rio Grande toward the bridge site. On the left side of the photo, soldiers are laying planks across the pontoons.
Date: June 1919
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Construction of a Plank Bridge]

Description: Photograph of engineers in the U.S. Army building a plank bridge along the Rio Grande. According to information on the back of the photo, the photo was taken in June 1919, around the last Battle of Juarez (June 15-16, 1919).
Date: June 1919
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Fly-By]

Description: Photograph of seven DH-4 (De Havilland) airplanes flying over Fort Bliss, Texas. Below the planes, soldiers can be seen walking, riding, and standing as they watch the planes fly by. Military buildings and vehicles are seen scattered below on the ground. The Franklin Mountains are in the background. Information on the back of the photo states that the "Fly-By" over Fort Bliss was done in honor of General John J. Pershing's return to Fort Bliss after his service in World War I. The photo was taken from below the Officer's Club on February 2, 1920.
Date: February 2, 1920
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Refugees Arriving at a Camp]

Description: Photograph of a group of refugees hauling their belongings to a refugee camp. Tents are visible in the far distance.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a large group of soldiers in the middle of a field. Most of the soldiers are standing beside horses. A truck near the center of the photo is situated behind some soldiers. In the distance, the outline of a mountain is seen.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[MB-1 Bomber]

Description: Photograph of a Martin MB-1 Bomber being looked over by army personnel, civilians, and children. A service truck is parked against the bomber. The MB-1 Bomber was designed and built by the Glen L. Martin Company for the United States Army Air Service towards the end of WWI, making its debut in late 1918.
Date: [1918..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library