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James (Jim) Younger
James (Jim) Younger
TitleJames (Jim) Younger
DescriptionCharcoal 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 NoteJim 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.
CreatorAnna Lee (Dillenbeck) Stacey
DateCirca 1890s
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Portrait drawings
Criminals
Guerrillas
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Outlaws
Bushwhackers
Civil War
Younger Brothers
Younger, James (Jim)
LocationMVO-84F Q
NotesThe portrait was separated from the original mat board. It is believed that most if not all of Anna Stacey's 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 TypeArt Work, 14 x 18.5 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
Barcode10023115
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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