Gulf Coast Fishing Boats and Harbor

This is an image of fishing boats at anchor at a wharf on the Gulf of Mexico coastline of the United States.

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The description states:

GULF COAST FISHING BOATS

The fishing industry occupies an important part in the economic life of the Coast. The combination of nets, bright colors and blue sky offer an endless variety of picturesque scenes.

–The location is not specified, but the message on the back of the card implies it is Mobile, Alabama.

This card was used and is dated 2 August 1971.

82nd Artillery Parade, Fort Bliss, Texas

This image shows a horse drawn field artillery piece, being led by a mounted rider, on parade in Fort Bliss, Texas.

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The description states:

One of the crack artillery regiments of the U. S. Army, the 82 Field Artillery is located at Fort Bliss, just outside El Paso, Texas.

The 82nd Field Artillery Regiment was named in November of 1917 and assigned to Fort Bliss. Its previous name was the 24th Cavalry. It changed names again in 1921 to 82nd Field Artillery (Horse) Battalion, and was the only horse artillery unit in the Army at that time.

Thus this image likely dates to the 1910s.

Cavalry Review, Fort Bliss, Texas

This image shows a parade ground at Fort Bliss, Texas with serveral large formations of cavalry as they approach the camera.

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There is no description on the back of this card.

As this is a very large cavalry unit, and the standing army in the United States was not large before the First World War, it is likely that this image dates from the late 1910s, when units were being assembled for deployment overseas.

If this is the case, then this is most likely the 15th Cavalry Division, large portions of which were stationed in Fort Bliss in 1917 until deactivation in 1918.