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Harrison Trow
Harrison Trow
TitleHarrison Trow
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of Harrison Trow in suit coat, vest, shirt, and tie. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature, "Harrison Trow" is written in different handwriting and black ink.
Biographical NoteHarrison Trow served under Quantrill and was at the Lawrence massacre, August 21, 1863, and Centralia, September 27, 1864, as well as the Battle of Independence, August 11, 1862. After the war, Trow lived in Blue Springs, Missouri, until 1901 when he moved to Texas where he died February 24, 1925. He identified the body of Jesse James after James was shot. With the help of John P. Burch, Trow wrote a book about Quantrill and the border war (see below).
See AlsoTrow, Harrison. "Quantrell,[sic] A True History of His Guerrilla Warfare on the Missouri and Kansas Border During the Civil War of 1861-1865." Kansas City, Missouri, 1923. [MVSC BROWSING 92 Q17B]
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Civil War
Trow, Harrison
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, 14 x 18.5 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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