A Guide to the Texas-Mexico Border Photo Postcards, ca. 1911-1917
The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) caused a great many disturbances along the Texas-Mexico border. A number of photographers spent valuable time in the region recording events, primarily troop movements in Texas and political and military activities in Mexico. Two of these photographers, D. W. Hoffman and F. C. Hecox, are represented in this collection.
The collection consists of photo postcards of Fort Bliss, El Paso, Juarez, and the Rio Grande region. Included are soldiers, civilians, and military and political leaders such as Francisco Madero, Lucio Blanco and Pascual Orozco, among others. Some of the images are fairly graphic, with an execution and dead bodies in the aftermath of a battle.
Texas-Mexico Border Photo Postcards, ca. 1911-1920, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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