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[Mexican Revolution]. [Border War]
[Large Collection of Nearly 175 Real Photo Postcards, Depicting Episodes from the Border War and the Occupation of Veracruz During the Mexican Revolution]
[Veracruz; El Paso; other locations in Mexico and Texas, 1916. Very good.. 172 real photo postcards, most approximately 3.5 x 5.5 inches. The preponderance of images crisp and clean, with only some light edge wear to cards. A few cards with more moderate wear or remnants of previous mounting on rear. A number of postcards filled out in a variety of hands. Many images captioned in the negative. A extensive and affecting collection of over one hundred seventy photo postcards that document episodes of American involvement in the Mexican Revolution of the 1910s. The majority of the cards present here depict scenes from the occupation of Veracruz by the United States, which took place from April to November 1914. The group includes many images from the early stages of the invasion, including the raising of the first American flag in Veracruz, the first army train, and the first marine landing party dated "Apr. 21" in the negative. The set also includes numerous postcards documenting Mexican resistance to U.S. forces, most notably casualties of war and architectural damage. Several postcards show the devastation to both the exterior and interior of the Veracruz Naval Academy, the site of the so-called "Battle of Veracruz," where the Americans were temporarily stymied by Mexican cadets who had barricaded themselves inside. U.S. battleships intervened by shelling the building with their long guns, and U.S. forces were then able to take control of the city. Among the related scenes of note are the seizure of the local police station by the American army and a team from the USS … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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