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Jesse James
Jesse James
TitleJesse James
DescriptionCharcoal portrait of Jesse James dressed in suit coat, vest, shirt, tie, and hat. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. At the bottom right corner, "Frank James" is written in different handwriting and black ink. This designation should be Jesse, not Frank.
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 (Bob) Ford, April 3, 1882.
See AlsoMVO-60F; MVO-61F; MVO-91F; MVO-157F; and "Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War," p. 153 [MVSC Q 977.803 B67P].
CreatorElmer Stewart
Date1893
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Portrait drawings
Criminals
Guerrillas
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Outlaws
Bushwhackers
Civil War
James, Jesse
James Gang
LocationMVO-92F
NotesThe portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most of the Stewart 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, 18 x 22 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
Barcode10023123
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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