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[Photographs pertaining to the Pancho Villa Punitive Expedition and Colonel Herbert Jermain Slocum].
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[Photographs pertaining to the Pancho Villa Punitive Expedition and Colonel Herbert Jermain Slocum]


Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921, photographer.


Hecox, F. C., photographer


Photograph album of snapshots documenting activities of the 3rd Infantry Regiment of the Minnesota National Guard at Camp Llano Grande, near Mercedes, Texas, where they trained to participate in the Pancho Villa Expedition following Villa's raid on Columbus, New Mexico of March 9, 1916. Snapshots, taken by a member of the Guard, include individual and group portraits of soldiers, field exercises, leisure and recreation activities, camp views (tents and permanent structures, trenches, vehicles, Minnehana Theatre, Minnesota Point Confectionery, etc.), regional flora and fauna, and town views (perhaps Mercedes or Brownsville?). Also includes a small group of commercial real photo postcards pertaining to the U.S. Army's 13th Cavalry Regiment stationed near Columbus, New Mexico, under the command of Colonel Herbert Jermain Slocum. Some postcard images predate the Battle of Columbus, others document the raid's aftermath, depicting Slocum, Columbus mayor William Christopher Hoover, ruins of the town, a pile of bodies to be cremated, a captured Mexican spy, various scenes of troops, a view of the Columbus stockyards, and the 13th Cavalry military band. Also includes a panoramic group portrait of a U.S. Army (?) Wagon Company, posing on horseback and in wagons; at far left of image a soldier holds a flag: "Wagon Company 31".


1915 (issued)


n-us-tx -- n-mx---
Slocum, Herbert Jermain -- Photographs
Minnesota. -- National Guard. -- Infantry Regiment, 3rd -- Photographs
United States. -- Army. -- Cavalry, 13th -- Photographs
Soldiers -- United States -- Photographs
Mexican-American Border Region -- Photographs
Columbus (N.M.) -- Photographs
Mexico -- History -- Revolution, 1910-1920 -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer/compiler of album unknown. Photographers of real photo postcards include W.H. Horne (El Paso) and F.C. Hecox (El Paso).
Per seller's description, the collection was acquired from descendants of Slocum. At least two postcards refer to "Grandad's post" in hand-written captions on backs.
Photograph album contains no descriptive captions. Most postcards include captions written in negative and/or hand-written captions on front or back of sheets.
Album disbound as received.
Photographs pertaining to the Pancho Villa Punitive Expedition and Colonel Herbert Jermain Slocum, BANC PIC 2020.108, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Vigilante Rare Documents / Gregory H. Bock ; 2020.
Letters pertaining to Colonel Herbert Jermain Slocum, and miscellaneous clippings, transferred to the Manuscripts Unit of The Bancroft Library.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

approximately 300 photographs in 1 box and 1 oversize folder : gelatin silver prints ; sheets various sizes