Title: Joseph (Joe) C. Lea

Description: Charcoal portrait of Joseph C. Lea (sometimes Lee) with artist's initials. Written in the lower right corner is "Joseph Lee" in different handwriting and black ink.

Biographical Note: Son of the noted Lee's Summit physician Dr. Pleasant Lea, Joe Lea was a member of Quantrill's Guerrillas. He was wounded during the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863. After the Civil War, Lea moved to Roswell, New Mexico, where he became a buffalo hunter, lawman, rancher, banker, and instructor in the military department at the University of New Mexico. He died in 1904 at Roswell. ("The Encyclopedia of Quantrill's Guerrillas" [MVSC Q 973.742 L28e])

Creator: Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey

Date: Circa 1890s

Subject: Charcoal drawings; Guerrillas; Portrait drawings;

Local Subject: Border Warfare; Bushwhackers; Civil War; Lea, Joseph C.;

Location: MVO-64F Q

Notes: The 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 Type: Art Work, 15 x 19 in.

Digital Format: Tiff imported as jpeg2000

Barcode: 10023095

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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