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[U.S. Post Office - El Paso, Old Main Post Office]

Description: Postcard of a portion of downtown El Paso, taken from a high vantage point looking south, including the back of the Old Main Post Office in the center, with various other buildings visible behind and around it. Several smoke stacks are visible on the far right, a trolley is running down current-day Stanton Street in the center of the image, and railroad tracks are visible in the foreground.
Date: 1919~
Creator: W. H. Horne Co.
Location Info:
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Muster Call]

Description: Postcard of U.S. Soldiers at drill. The Franklin Mountains are in the background. The post card is addressed to J.R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts and postmarked out of San Antonio, Texas, 22 June 1918.
Date: June 22, 1918
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Bird's Eye View of Fort Bliss, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Fort Bliss at Lanoria Mesa. Lanoria Mesa is the sixth and final location of Fort Bliss the Post and Lanoria Mesa is where Fort Bliss stands today. The mesa is located in west central El Paso, Texas. From the Texas Historical Commission: https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=85628 This is a west southwest perspective of Fort Bliss looking towards the Franklin Mountains. The large building in the center of the image is Building 13 - Enlisted Men's Barrack's and the smaller building is Building 19 - the Bathhouse. Both buildings were constructed in 1893 according to National Register of Historic Places. https://www.denix.osd.mil/cr/archives/uploads/fort-bliss-main-post-historic-district/ Beyond the barracks are the parade grounds and beyond the parade grounds is the area known as Officer's Row. Officer's Row consist of family style homes that were used as the quarters for the officers and for their families. Most of those buildings still stand today. The street in front of the officer's quarters is now called Sheridan Road.
Date: 1918~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Fort Bliss, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Fort Bliss, Texas. This is a view of the Fort Bliss parade grounds with the Officer's Quarters [aka Officer's Row and Colonel's Row] in the background. Off to the distance are the eastern slopes of the Franklin Mountains. The officer's family housing quarters still stand today however the street in front of the quarters is now named Sheridan Road. The parade ground are still used today but mostly for formal ceremonies or when the post is going through a change in command ceremony. The two buildings in the foreground, in front of the parade grounds, are mostly like Building 115 and Building 114 on Fort Bliss. The housing structures opposite of the parade grounds from right to left are building 241; building 240, building 239; building 238; building 237; and building 236. The two story structures are building 235; building 234; and building 233. Not visible and far right of the image is where the present Cassidy Gate stands and is one of the main entrances onto Fort Bliss. This postcard is post marked April 2, 1918, El Paso, Texas, 4 PM and is addressed to J. R. Teague, Framingham, Massachusetts, 114 Hollis St.
Date: 1918~
Creator: Horne, Walter. H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[North Stanton Street, El Paso, Texas]

Description: Postcard of North Stanton Street, El Paso, Texas. [Rim of Mesa in the Distance.] This is the 100 and 200 block of N Stanton Street with a north perspective of the street. The Reynolds Building is the 5 story white structure on the left side of the image. The address for the Reynolds Building is 201-5 N Stanton circa 1917. The building still stands today and was designed by the the architect firm of Trost & Trost. Built in 1911 the building was originally called Calisher's. Other names for the same building are Everybody's Department Store; the Reynolds Building; American Furniture; and J. J. Newberry Company. On the other side of the Reynolds Building is the Busy Bee Fruit Store, 200 N Stanton. The 7 story structure on the left side of Stanton Street, in the distance, is the El Paso & Southwestern Building or E P & S W. Stanton Street is full of pedestrians, horse and buggy's, cars, and two electric trolley cars. Other visible stores include Kiefer's and Tuttle Paint & Glass Company, 210-212 N Stanton. Information and citation source is from the 1917 El Paso, Texas City Directory.
Date: 1917~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Lem H. Spillbury]

Description: Postcard of Lem H. Spillsbury holding flowers. Lem H. Spillsbury was a Mormon Scout for the 10th Cavalry U.S. Army in Carrizal, Chihuahua, Mexico. Spillsbury led and guided Captain Charles Trumbull Boyd and his small command of men, including Black Troops, into Carrizal, Chihuahua. Spillsbury and other members of the unit were subsequently captured and held after the Battle of Carrizal, 21 June 1916. By June 29th, Spillsbury along with 23 Negro Troops from the 10th Cavalry were released unharmed and into the custody of General George Bell Jr., (January 22, 1859 – October 29, 1926 - 16th Infantry Regiment) and were quartered at Fort Bliss, Texas. Spillsbury contends that it was Captain Boyd who was the aggressor in Carrizal while other witnesses and soldiers contend that it was the Mexicans Soldiers who ambushed the U.S. Troops - accounts vary on both sides. Among the dead at the Battle of Carrizal were Captain Charles Trumbull Boyd of the 10th Cavalry and First Lieutenant Henry Rodney Adair both Killed in Action on 21 June 1916. Both Troop C and Troop K of the 10th Cavalry suffered loses in the Battle of Carrizal.
Date: June 1916
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Brigadier General George Bell]

Description: Postcard of Brigadier General George Bell. This image appears to show the arrival of General Bell into El Paso, Texas. Two unknown Army soldiers, perhaps one man is his driver, are flanking General Bell who is wearing the white mustache. Also, the Army band stands to the left of the General - the band was usually reserved for special ceremonies or for change in command ceremonies as well. One member of the Army Band is holding a French Horn. Brigadier General Bell replaced Brigadier General Pershing as Commander of the El Paso Patrol District after Pershing was sent into Mexico on his Punitive Expedition. The Punitive Expedition was the U.S. response after Pancho Villa's raid on Columbus, New Mexico. After the raid on Columbus, New Mexico, the City of El Paso was in a panic and feared that Pancho Villa would also attack the City of El Paso. General Bell helped to settle the panic by sending 5 companies, from the 16th U.S. Infantry, to guard the border between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Catholic Church in Mexico]

Description: Postcard of the interior 'Altar' area for an unidentified Mexican Church. It is not clear whether this is a 'Mexican Church' somewhere in El Paso, Texas or a 'Mexican Church' somewhere in Mexico. The Altar area and surrounding architecture is decorative and ornate and is a typical representation of 'Jesus at the Altar'. Various Saints surround 'Jesus' and behind 'Jesus' is the Church Tabernacle and above and behind the Tabernacle there appears to be an affixed Catholic Monstrance. Unfortunately this postcard has no information to tell us more about where this image was captured and of what church in Mexico [or elsewhere] this image represents. Walter Horne writes [reverse side postcard]: "My dear Mother & Ed. Have been on the hump every minute. Will write at once. Am all OK every way. Glad you are both well. Love," Water.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[General John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing]

Description: Postcard of General John J. Pershing disembarking from a train. General Pershing is seen in this image shaking the hand of the unknown man who is wearing the derby style hat and the heavy overcoat. The other Army Officer, left, is identified as Major General Robert Lee Howze (1864 - 1926) of the 11th Cavalry. General Howze was in command of the 11th Cavalry during General Pershing's Expedition into Mexico. General Howze is credited for commanding the unit that rescued Captain L. H. Morey at Carrizal on or about 26 June 1916. This meeting most likely took place at the Union Depot Passenger Station in El Paso, Texas.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[San Francisco Street and the City of El Paso, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the 600 block of San Francisco Street on the western edge of Downtown El Paso, Texas - the view is to the east This is an amazing image of San Francisco Street and the Union Passenger Depot area in El Paso, Texas. Union Passenger Depot is to the left - West end of San Francisco Street. The trolley car, middle-center reads, "Depot" which indicates that the trolley car is servicing the Depot area. The first building to the right is the Hotel Green Tree - 604-608 San Francisco Street opposite of Union Passenger Depot. On the first floor of the Hotel Green Tree is the Hotel Green Tree Bar. Right of the Hotel Green Tree is the Krahmer Hotel. Left of the trolley car are horse drawn carriages which are waiting for disembarking Union Depot train passengers. Down the road and to the right side is the Hotel Carlyle - 416 San Francisco Street; advertisements for The H. Lesinsky Company wholesale grocers and International Electric Supply Co. are also visible; the Herald News Co. left side, and also Krakauer, Zork, & Moye's - 115-17 San Francisco Street are also visible in this image. Krakauer, Zork & Moye's became a leading wholesale hardware dealer in the Southwest. The 1915 El Paso City Directory was used to positively identify some of the buildings in this postcard.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Anson Mills Building]

Description: Postcard of the Anson Mills Building. The Anson Mills Building is a historic building located at 303 North Oregon Street in El Paso, Texas. The building stands on the original site of the 1832 Ponce de León ranch. Anson Mills hired Henry C. Trost of the Trost and Trost architectural firm to design and construct the building. Trost was the area's foremost pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete. Built in 1910-1911, the building was only the second concrete-frame skyscraper in the United States, and one of the largest all-concrete buildings. At 145 feet (44 m), the 12-story Mills Building was the tallest building in El Paso when completed. The architectural firm of Trost and Trost moved its offices to the building upon completion, where they remained until 1920. The Mills family sold the building in 1965. The building stands on a corner site opposite San Jacinto Plaza, with a gracefully curved street facade that wraps around the south and east sides. Like many of Trost's designs, the Anson Mills Building's overall form and strong verticality, as well as details of the ornamentation and cornice, are reminiscent of the Chicago School work of Louis Sullivan. In 1974, the Mills Building's windows were replaced with vertical bands of mirrored glass, radically altering its appearance. Advertisement to the left reads: Scott White Co. Drugs Roberts Banner Bldg.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Anson Mills Building]

Description: Postcard of Anson Mills Building. The Anson Mills Building is a historic building located at 303 North Oregon Street in El Paso, Texas. The building stands on the original site of the 1832 Ponce de León ranch. Anson Mills hired Henry C. Trost of the Trost and Trost architectural firm to design and construct the building. Trost was the area's foremost pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete. Built in 1910-1911, the building was only the second concrete-frame skyscraper in the United States, and one of the largest all-concrete buildings. At 145 feet (44 m), the 12-story Mills Building was the tallest building in El Paso when completed. The architectural firm of Trost and Trost moved its offices to the building upon completion, where they remained until 1920. The Mills family sold the building in 1965. The building stands on a corner site opposite San Jacinto Plaza, with a gracefully curved street facade that wraps around the south and east sides. Like many of Trost's designs, the Anson Mills Building's overall form and strong verticality, as well as details of the ornamentation and cornice, are reminiscent of the Chicago School work of Louis Sullivan. In 1974, the Mills Building's windows were replaced with vertical bands of mirrored glass, radically altering its appearance. Advertisement to the left reads: Scott White Co. Drugs Roberts Banner Bldg.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Anson Mills Building and San Jacinto Plaza]

Description: Postcard of Anson Mills Building and San Jacinto Plaza, El Paso, Texas. A stunning view of downtown El Paso, Texas with a northeastern perspective. First building to the left is the Hotel McCoy which occupied the top floors of the White House Department Store. The White House and the Hotel McCoy were located at 127 Pioneer Plaza. The middle building is the Anson Mills Building. Above the Hotel McCoy and to the left of the Anson Building, and off to the distance, is El Paso High School still under construction. So this image was taken before 1916. The Hotel Sheldon can be seen on the bottom right corner of the image - location, N Oregon and Pioneer Plaza. Between the Mills building and Hotel Sheldon is San Jacinto Plaza. The building in the center of the picture and to the right of the Mills building is the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad [G H & S A Ry] Superintendent's Office located at N Kansas and Main, ca 1915 El Paso City Directory. And overlooking all of these buildings are the Franklin Mountains.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter. H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site]

Description: Postcard of an unknown family posing on a rock near a pool of water at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site. Rock formations are visible behind them.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Part of the Business Section, El Paso, Texas]

Description: Postcard of downtown El Paso, Texas. The perspective here is of the 100 block of W Mills Avenue looking west towards Pioneer Plaza. The caption on the post card reads, "Part of the Business Section, El Paso, Texas". Although the exact time of year cannot be determined; the weather must have been cold when this image was captured because the people are wearing coats and jackets. Off to the right is San Jacinto Plaza/park which is bordered by Mills Avenue to the south and Oregon Street on the west. Behind the park is the Anson Mills building. Next to the Anson Mills building is the White House Department Store. The white building in the center of the image is the Herald Building - home of the Herald News Company aka the El Paso Herald. Across from the White House Department Store is Hotel Sheldon. The light colored building immediately to the left is the Roberts-Banner Building located at 114-20 W Mills. The Roberts-Banner Building and the Anson Mills Building were both designed by famed architect Henry C. Trost of Trost & Trost. Also visible in this image is a unknown trolley traveling north on Oregon Street, vintage automobiles and people going about their business.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Soldiers Guarding the Business Section of El Paso, Texas]

Description: Postcard of U.S. soldiers guarding the business section of El Paso, Texas. The perspective of this image is a view of downtown El Paso looking southeast. This image was captured around the present-day area between Durango Street and Santa Fe Street and south of present-day Missouri Avenue. Two soldiers, probably on guard duty, are seen in this image. Several soldier's tents are also visible in this image. These tents served as the temporary accommodations for some of the troops who were stationed in El Paso, Texas during this time period. However this was not a formal military post or pat of the formal Fort Bliss post - this was a military camp. The large building to the left is the back of the Anson Mills Building - designed by Henry C. Trost of Trost & Trost. The Hotel McCoy and Herald signage can also be seen in this image. And right of the image is a side view of the Hotel Paso del Norte. The 2 buildings in the middle of the image are the Lesinsky H Company, located at N Santa Fe, sw corner W Main. The Neff-Stiles Company was located N Santa Fe and ws Main Street.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Victoriano Huerta, Dec. 23, 1854 - Jan. 13, 1916]

Description: Postcard image of Victoriano Huerta, wearing the eye glasses and hat, during his 1915 arrest in El Paso, Texas. Victoriano Huerta, Dec. 23, 1854 - Jan. 13, 1916. Victoriano Huerta was the dictatorial President of Mexico from February 18, 1913 - July 15, 1914. General Victoriano Huerta also served as Chief of Army Staff under the Presidency of Francisco Madero. Huerta would later have Francisco Madero assassinated by his order. Walter H. Horne writes the caption for this postcard [reverse side] as: "Gen. Huerta is being taken to County Jail. El Paso, Texas. July 2/1915. Looks as though the old boy was in bad!" Huerta was arrested in El Paso and was sent to Fort Bliss to await his trial for fomenting rebellion in Mexico. Huerta would never see a trial as he would die from liver complications - most likely due to liver cirrhosis - before his trial ever began. Huerta is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, on Alameda Street, in El Paso, Texas. None of the other men are identified.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[War is Hell]

Description: Postcard of 11 Signal Corps Soldiers spelling out the phrase, "War Is Hell". The message was deciphered using the Semaphore Flag Signalling Alphabet System. The U.S. Soldiers are standing in front of tents at an unknown military camp location in El Paso, Texas. At the bottom left corner of the postcard is the name a business Bryant Studio, presumably it is a business. Researching El Paso, Texas City Directories; no further information could be located about Bryant Studio.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Jumping Contest]

Description: Postcard of several U.S. Army cavalry members riding dark-colored horses next to a low, wooden fence; several of the horses are jumping over the fence. The caption in the lower-left corner says "Jumping Contest." The postcard was sent from El Paso, Texas and is addressed to "Miss G. M. Horne" in Portland, Maine. Text on the back of the postcard reads: "Dear Gertrude:- Big military tournament here next week - 5000 soldiers; and commencing Oct. 15, a full month of maneuvers by the Division of the Army on the border. All[...] here, Walter."
Date: October 4, 1914
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Colonel Girrard 15th U.S. Cavalry]

Description: Postcard allegedly of Colonel Girrard [Girard], 15th U.S. Cavalry. Unfortunately we could not find any corroborating historical information that the Army Officer seen here, on horseback front, is in fact a Colonel Girrard with the U.S. Army ca. 1914. Also, the hand written ink caption on the front of the postcard does not match the original writing by Walter H. Horne himself [ca. 1914]. The ink caption in the front was done at a much later date. If you notice that the letter "y" in the word 'Cavalry' - front side of postcard - does not match with the letter "y" in the word 'yours' - back side of postcard - which was written by Walter H. Horne himself in 1914 as he personally addressed this postcard to Mrs. Henry Horne in Hallowell, Maine. We can only confirm that the 15th Cavalry was in fact in El Paso, Texas during April of 1914. The postcard is post marked April 24, 1914, El Paso, Texas.
Date: 1914~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Customs Officers and Guards]

Description: Postcard caption reads: Customs Officers and Guards. Juarez, Mexico. This is a photograph of an unidentified brick building in Juarez, Mexico. This is most likely a government building. Flags of Mexico and colorful banners decorate the exterior of the building. There is no information provided with the exact location of the building in this image. Several men, including one man holding a rifle, are seen standing on the wooden porch outside of the building. One woman and one man stand underneath the doorway of the building. Above the woman and the man standing at the doorway; there is a framed picture of picture of President Venustiano Carranza. Venustiano Carranza was the first President of the new Mexican Republic - after Porfirio Diaz was overthrown as President of Mexico. This postcard is a duplicate of WH PC 192-039. Postcard image WH PC 192-039 is the original image and the image here is the duplicate. The slanted border is the first clue, that this postcard is a duplicate, additionally the original image is from 1914 and this image was mailed out in October 1921.
Date: 1914~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Mexican Boys on Donkeys]

Description: Postcard image of a group of young Mexican Boys sitting on their donkeys. Eight unidentified young Mexican boys sit on their donkeys to pose for this picture - eight boys sitting on six donkeys. The boys look proud to be on their donkeys - their faces show their character. The boys are posing in front of some unmarked buildings and railroad tracks but there is not much provided, in the way of landmarks, to give us the exact location of where this image was captured. The smaller boy, far left, is holding a dog. All of the boys are wearing hats and coats. The back of the postcard reads: "Dear Mother. Just a line to let you know all is ok. Hope you are well. Will write tomorrow or the next day, Walter"; and it is addressed to Mrs. Henry Horne, Hallowell, Maine. January 1, 1914.
Date: 1914~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[El Paso, Texas Residential Scene - view of Campbell St looking NE]

Description: Postcard of a residential area of El Paso near the western slope of the Franklin Mountains, looking northeast. In the center of the image, there is a two-story building near the center of the image labeled "Blair Apartments" on N Campbell Street. Text in the lower-left corner says "El Paso, Tex., and Mt. Franklin". Also visible in the middle - left is the First Baptist Church located at 805 Montana Ave. and also the Church of St. Clements located at 810 N Campbell. This postcard is a duplicated of WH-PC-186-020 with some slight differences.
Date: 1914~
Creator: Horne, Walter. H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Infantry Troops Standing at Attention]

Description: Postcard of U.S. Infantry Troops standing at attention. The caption at the bottom of the postcard reads 16th Infantry, Fort Bliss, [Texas]. However it is difficult to positively identify the soldiers in the image as soldiers from the 16th Calvary - there is no company or infantry flag to identify the group. That being stated, the 16th Infantry Regiment was present in El Paso, Texas after April of 1914 under the command of General John J. Pershing. The 16th Infantry arrived from San Francisco along with General Pershing. The 16th Infantry Regiment was part of the 8th Infantry Brigade. The 16th Infantry Regiment along with the 6th Infantry Regiment made their headquarters at Camp Cotton. Camp Cotton was located east of Cotton Street west of the present day Chamizal National Memorial Park and south of present day Paisano Avenue. Bottom right corner of the postcard is the numbers 3035, the meaning of this number is unknown.
Date: 1914~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library