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Jesse James
Jesse James
TitleJesse James
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of Jesse James dressed in suit coat, shirt, and cravat. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is "Jesse James" written in different handwriting and black ink. It also has "(over)" to indicate a newspaper article attached to the back. There's no date for the article from the St. Joseph News-Press but probably is 1938 or 1939. Stacey may have used the picture in the article for this drawing. Most of the article is missing but is about the movie released in 1939 with Tyrone Power as Jesse James.
Biographical NoteIn 1863, James joined Quantrill's Guerrillas and after the Civil War became leader of the James-Younger gang. He was shot by a new member of his gang, Robert Ford, April 3, 1882.
See AlsoMVO-61F, MVO-91F, MVO-92F; MVO-157F; and "Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War," p. 153 [MVSC Q 977.803 B67P].
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Criminals
Guerrillas
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Bushwhackers
Outlaws
James, Jesse
Civil War
Bank Robberies
LocationMVO-60F
NotesThe portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most if not all of Anna Stacey drawings were made from photographs. The MVO (Missouri Valley Oversize) is composed of various types of art work including paintings, sculpture, drawings and sketches, large-size photographs, posters, and other miscellaneous items.
Item TypeArt Work, 14 x 18 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
Barcode10023091
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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