Title: Thomas Coleman (Cole) Younger
Description: Charcoal portrait of Cole Younger dressed in suit coat, shirt, and tie. The drawing is unsigned but attributed to A. L. Dillenbeck. In the lower right corner, "Cole Younger" is written in black ink.
Biographical Note: Cole Younger was active in several Civil War battles and a member of Quantrill's guerrillas when they raided Lawrence, Kansas, August 21, 1863, and was part of the Baxter Springs massacre, October 6, 1863. After the war, he joined with Frank and Jesse James in several robberies. After the Northfield, Minnesota, bank robbery on September 7, 1876, Cole was arrested and sent to prison at Stillwater, Minnesota. He was granted a full pardon in 1903. He died March 21, 1916, at Lee's Summit, Missouri, and is buried at the Lee's Summit Cemetery.
Creator: Dillenbeck, A. L.
Date: Circa 1890s
Subject: Charcoal drawings; Portrait drawings; Criminals; Guerrillas;
Local Subject: Border Warfare; Outlaws; Bushwhackers; Civil War; Younger Brothers; Younger, Cole;
Location: MVO-83F 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 18.5 in.
Digital Format: Tiff imported as jpeg2000
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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