Title: Jesse Hamlett

Description: Charcoal portrait of Jesse Hamlett (sometimes spelled Hamlet) in suit coat, vest, tie, and hat. The drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. At the bottom right corner, "Jesse Hamlet" is written in different handwriting and black ink.

Biographical Note: Little is known about Jesse Hamlett. He appears to have served under William Anderson and was part of the Centralia, Missouri, September 27, 1864, massacre. He also may have been one of the U.S. Marshalls at Lexington, Missouri, after the war.

Creator: Elmer Stewart

Date: 1893

Subject: Charcoal drawings; Guerrillas; Law enforcement officers;

Local Subject: Border Warfare; Bushwhackers; Civil War; Hamlet, Jesse;

Location: MVO-89F

Notes: The portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most of the Stewart 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, 18 x 22 in.

Digital Format: Tiff imported as jpeg2000

Barcode: 10023120

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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