1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916. J. U. Medley, photog Isaac Shulman.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.
1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.

1st Pennsylvania Artillery Col. Wm. F. McKee Commanding. Camp Stewart—El Paso, Tex. 1916.

El Paso, Texas, 1916. Panoramic photograph, 23.8 x 119.5 cm, mounted on paperboard. Two inscriptions in the negative.

A fine, large panoramic photograph featuring the 1st Pennsylvania Artillery on horseback and wagons in El Paso, Texas, during the Mexican Revolution (ca. 1910–1920).

Commanded by state senator William B. McKee from Pittsburgh, this company was stationed at Camp Stewart to guard the Texas-Mexico border against attacks by Pancho Villa and his followers amid Pershing’s Punitive Expedition into Mexico (also known as the Mexican Border campaign), which lasted March 1916–February 1917. Following numerous attacks by Mexican raiders on American soil—most notably that of Pancho Villa at Columbus, New Mexico on 9 March 1916—President Wilson would call in the National Guard to secure the border. The military task was, by and large, a lark. The general atmosphere of the present photo follows suit: the soldiers appear at ease and some are noticeably smirking, while others look bored and listless. Two horse-drawn wagons appear at the rear of each company section, and their drivers are standing up. The vast majority of these men are turned toward the camera. Inscriptions in the negative identify the photographer as well as the military company.

CONDITION: Very good.

Item #4937

Price: $750.00

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