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William Napoleon (Babe) Hudspeth
William Napoleon (Babe) Hudspeth
TitleWilliam Napoleon (Babe) Hudspeth
DescriptionCharcoal portrait drawing of William "Babe" Hudspeth in suit, vest, and tie. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature, handwritten in black ink is "Babe Hudspeth."
Biographical NoteHudspeth was one of four brothers from eastern Jackson County that rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson. He participated in the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, (August 21, 1863) and the Centralia, Missouri, massacre (September 1864). After the Civil War he lived on his farm in Jackson County and bred horses. He died in 1907. (from "Babe Hudspeth: Missouri Guerrilla" by John Sickles in "Military Images," Jan/Feb 2007, Vol. 28, #4, pp. 30-33.")
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Portrait drawings
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Civil War
Hudspeth, William
Hudspeth, Babe
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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