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Jesse James
Jesse James
TitleJesse James
DescriptionLithograph drawing of Jesse James in suit coat, shirt, and tie. Drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is written "'Gentleman of Missouri' Jesse James -- at twenty eight years of age NEBRASKA CITY NEBR. 1875." On the back is a label that reads, "Lithography of Jesse James by George L. Warfel, US Dept. of Agriculture, Beltsville, Md. Donated to MV (May 1973) by the artist."
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-60F, MVO-61F, MVO-91F, MVO-92F; and "Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War," p. 153 [MVSC Q 977.803 B67P].
CreatorGeorge Warfel
Datecirca 1970s
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Civil War
James, Jesse
James Gang
NotesImage taken from photograph and redrawn by Warfel. 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, 17 x 22 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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