Title: James (Jim) Younger
Description: Charcoal portrait of Jim Younger in suit coat, shirt, and tie. Drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature, "Jim Younger" is written in different handwriting and black ink.
Biographical Note: Jim Younger, brother to Robert (Bob) and Thomas Coleman (Cole), joined Quantrill's group in 1863. He was part of the Centralia, Missouri, massacre, September 27, 1864. He went with Quantrill to Kentucky near the end of the war and was captured about April 1865. After the war he moved to Texas and in 1870 and 1871 was deputy sherrif of Dallas County, Texas. He later joined the James-Younger gang and was part of the Northfield, Minnesota, bank robbery on September 7, 1876. He was arrested with his brothers and sent to prison at Stillwater, Minnesota. Jim was paroled in 1901 and committed suicide in Minnesota on October 19, 1902. He's buried at the Lee's Summit, Missouri, 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, James (Jim);
Location: MVO-84F 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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