Title: John Ross

Description: Charcoal portrait of John Ross in suit coat, shirt, and string tie. The drawing is initialed by the artist. Below the signature is "John Ross" written in different handwriting and black ink.

Biographical Note: Ross was one of Quantrill's guerrillas and took part in the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863. He was with Quantrill when Quantrill was mortally wounded in Kentucky. Ross, along with 14 others of Quantrill's band, surrendered to the U.S. Army at Samuel's Depot, Kentucky, July 25, 1865.

Creator: Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey

Date: Circa 1890s

Subject: Charcoal drawings; Portrait drawings; Guerrillas;

Local Subject: Border Warfare; Bushwhackers; Civil War; Ross, John;

Location: MVO-73F 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, 14 x 18.5 in.

Digital Format: Tiff imported as jpeg2000

Barcode: 10023104

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

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