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Jesse Hamlett
Jesse Hamlett
TitleJesse Hamlett
DescriptionCharcoal 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 NoteLittle 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.
CreatorElmer Stewart
SubjectCharcoal drawings
Law enforcement officers
Local SubjectBorder Warfare
Civil War
Hamlet, Jesse
NotesThe 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 TypeArt Work, 18 x 22 in.
Digital FormatTiff imported as jpeg2000
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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