Title: Robert (Bob) Ewing Younger
Description: Charcoal portrait of Bob Younger in suit coat, shirt, and tie. The drawing is not signed but is attributed to A. L. Dillenbeck. "Bob Younger (?)" is written in black ink at the lower right corner.
Biographical Note: Bob, along with his brothers Cole and Jim, were part of the James-Younger gang. He was only nine years old in 1862 and was not part of the Quantrill guerrillas. He took part in the Northfield, Minnesota, bank robbery on September 7, 1876. Two weeks after the robbery, he was arrested with his two brothers and sent to prison at Stillwater, Minnesota, where he died September 15, 1889. Bob is buried in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Creator: Dillenbeck, A. L.
Date: Circa 1890s
Subject: Charcoal drawings; Portrait drawings; Criminals;
Local Subject: Border Warfare; Outlaws; Younger Brothers; Younger, Robert E. (Bob);
Location: MVO-81F 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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