Title: Fletcher Taylor with Frank and Jesse James
Description: Charcoal drawing of three of Quantrill's guerrillas: Fletcher Taylor (left), Frank James (sitting), and Jesse James (right). Fletch and Jesse are dressed in suits and hats; Frank is hatless and in uniform. A hat lies on the floor near Frank's feet. Drawing is signed by the artist with "93" immediately below the signature. Below the person on the left, written in different handwriting and black ink is "Jesse James" and below that in a different handwriting is FLETCH TAYLOR. Below the man in the center is "FRANK." Right below the artist signature on the right is "Frank James" with "JESSE" penciled below. The corrected designations do not appear in the image.
See Also: "Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War," p. 152, 153, & 156 [MVSC Q 977.803 B67P].
Creator: Elmer Stewart
Subject: Charcoal drawings; Portrait drawings; Criminals; Guerrillas;
Local Subject: Border Warfare; Outlaws; Bushwhackers; Civil War; James, Frank; James, Jesse; James Gang; Taylor, Fletcher;
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
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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