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Thomas Coleman (Cole) Younger
Thomas Coleman (Cole) Younger
TitleThomas Coleman (Cole) Younger
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of Cole Younger dressed in suit coat, shirt, and tie. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey. In the lower right corner, "Cole Younger" is written in black ink.
Biographical NoteCole Younger was active in several Civil War battles and a member of Quantrill's guerrillas when they raided Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, and was part of the Baxter Springs massacre, October 6, 1863. After the war, he joined with Frank and Jesse James in several robberies. After the Northfield, Minnesota, bank robbery on September 7, 1876, Cole was arrested and sent to prison at Stillwater, Minnesota. He was granted a full pardon in 1903. He died March 21, 1916, at Lee's Summit, Missouri, and is buried at the Lee's Summit Cemetery.
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Civil War
Younger Brothers
Younger, Cole
LocationMVO-83F 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, 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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