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Joseph (Joe) C. Lea
Joseph (Joe) C. Lea
TitleJoseph (Joe) C. Lea
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of Joseph C. Lea (sometimes Lee) with artist's initials. Written in the lower right corner is "Joseph Lee" in different handwriting and black ink.
Biographical NoteSon of the noted Lee's Summit physician Dr. Pleasant Lea, Joe Lea was a member of Quantrill's Guerrillas. He was wounded during the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863. After the Civil War, Lea moved to Roswell, New Mexico, where he became a buffalo hunter, lawman, rancher, banker, and instructor in the military department at the University of New Mexico. He died in 1904 at Roswell. ("The Encyclopedia of Quantrill's Guerrillas" [MVSC Q 973.742 L28e])
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Guerrillas
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Bushwhackers
Civil War
Lea, Joseph C.
LocationMVO-64F Q
NotesThe portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most if not all of Anna Stacey's 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, 15 x 19 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
Barcode10023095
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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