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Theodore E. Hedlund Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-535

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs relating to Pershing's Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916. Most images are snapshots of army camp life. Some printed on postcard paper may have been commercially published and distributed. Camplife is discussed in Hedlund's articles for the Post, located in a scrapbook in the Manuscripts collections of the Center for Southwest Research. Camp pictures include: Hedlund at his typewriter in a tent and with a captive wolf, cavalry, work details, soldiers on the rifle range and in the rifle pit, soldiers at a Catholic religious service, a bullfight, a military parade, army transport on poor roads, and two identified group portraits of the war correspondents from Massachusetts newspapers (including Hedlund) and major wire services. In one photo, a man who appears to be W. E. Lindsey (N.M. Lt. Gov. in 1916, Gov. in 1917) is shown at the camp with soldiers.


  • 1916


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication allowed for research purposes in most cases. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Hedlund was the Boston Post's war correspondent, sent to cover the conflict alongside members of the Second Massachusetts Regiment stationed in Columbus, N.M. The 2nd regiment was part of a back-up unit stationed on the Mexican border assisting General Pershing's punitive expeditionary forces in Mexico following Pancho Villa's raid on Columbus.


35 items (1 box) : 35 photographic prints

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Collection consists of photographs relating to Pershing's Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Theodore E. Hedlund Scrapbook.
Finding Aid of the Theodore E. Hedlund Photograph Collection, 1916
Pictorial Collections Staff
© 2007
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Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131