Title: Richard (Dick) Yeager
Description: Charcoal portrait of Richard (Dick) Yeager dressed in suit coat, shirt, and tie. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature, "Dick Yeager" is written in different handwriting and black ink.
Biographical Note: Dick Yeager was a son of James B. Yeager, a judge who served in the state legislature for two years and as presiding judge of the Jackson County Court in 1840. James owned a freight business running the Santa Fe Trail, and before the war, Dick was in charge of one of his father's wagon trains. When his father's farm was raided, Dick joined Quantrill's guerrillas. He was part of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, and is also known for a daring raid in the vicinity of Council Grove, Kansas, on May 4, 1863. There are several versions of his death, which occurred around July or August 1864.
See Also: MVSC Special Collection "Mrs. J. O. Williams" (SC-15-8).
Creator: Dillenbeck, A. L.
Date: Circa 1890s
Subject: Charcoal drawings; Portrait drawings; Guerrillas;
Local Subject: Border Warfare; Bushwhackers; Civil War; Yeager, Richard F. (Dick);
Location: MVO-80F Q
Notes: The portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most if not all of the Dillenbeck 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 in.
Digital Format: Tiff imported as jpeg2000
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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