Title: Archibald Clements (Arch or Little Archie)
Description: Charcoal portrait drawing of Archibald Clements (sometimes spelled Clement) with a cigar in his mouth, dressed in a suit with a cravat and holding a pistol. Drawing is signed by the artist. Below the artist's signature is "Arch Clements" written in different handwriting and black ink.
Biographical Note: Little Arch, or Archie, at age 17 became William ("Bloody Bill") Anderson's lieutenant. It is said that in one short year Clements eclipsed the record of every known guerrilla by killing 54 men. He was part of William C. Quantrill's famous raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, and a major player in the Centralia, Missouri, massacre. After the Civil War he took up robbing banks until he was killed December 13, 1866, in Lexington, Missouri, at age 19.
Creator: Anna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
Date: Circa 1890s
Subject: Charcoal drawings; Criminals; Guerrillas; Portrait drawings;
Local Subject: Clements, Arch; Border Warfare; Bushwhackers; Outlaws; Civil War; Bank Robberies;
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 17 in.
Digital Format: Tiff imported as jpeg2000
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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