African American Soldiers in Mexico, circa 1910-1916

Lot of 2 real photo postcards showing African American US soldiers in Mexico, comprising:

Outdoor candid image of American soldiers, some African Americans among them. N.p., n.d., circa 1916. Manuscript inscription on verso "Black U.S. Soldiers captured, then released by Pancho Villa." With General Pershing on the Punitive Expedition against Villa, in retaliation for the latter's attack on Columbus, New Mexico, were the 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th Cavalry plus some infantry units.

Outdoor posed portrait of a troop of about twenty Buffalo Soldiers in front of an adobe building. N.p., n.d., circa 1910. Illegible inscription in negative. The soldiers wear fatigue blouses and many pose with their long guns. 


First is a bit light. Second was affixed to something previously, nick to left side.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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