Dead Jesse James Photo Reproduction Poster Old West

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 17, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
Dead Jesse James Photograph 11"x17" Poster Reproduction

This is a reproduction of a photograph of Jesse James after he was killed. It measures 11"x17".

Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847–April 3, 1882), American outlaw, was born in Kearney, Missouri. At seventeen, James left his native Missouri to fight as a Confederate guerilla in the American Civil War as part of Quantrill's Raiders, participating in raids in Kansas. He reportedly once killed eight men in a single day. He was wounded while surrendering at the end of the war, and later claimed to have been forced into outlawry because his family had been persecuted in the war which in turn caused him to lead one of history's most notorious outlaw gangs.

With his brother Frank James and several other ex-Confederates, including cousin Cole Younger and the rest of the Younger brothers, the James gang robbed their way across the Western frontier targeting banks, trains, stagecoaches, and stores from Iowa to Texas. Eluding even the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the gang escaped with thousands of dollars. James is believed to have carried out the first daylight bank robbery in peacetime, stealing $60,000 from a bank in Liberty, Missouri.
On July 21, 1873, the James-Younger gang pulled off the first successful train robbery in the American West by taking US$
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