Original Jesse James holster, belt, and pistols. This was supposedly the belt and holster that was laid on the bed when Jesse was shot. The bottom holster and belt belonged to Frank James. Private Collection.
The James-Younger Gang The above photos are of, top row, left to right: Jesse James, Cole Younger, and John Younger. The bottom row of photos are of: Frank James, Clell Miller, and Bob Younger. These men were primarily the "core" gang members.
Black, brown, and red silk and wool evening dress (front) by Charles James, American, 1946. The construction of this dress reconfigures the body by having the harder draped fabric brought forward and soft fabric at the back, the opposite from the norm, giving the appearance of front and back being reversed. The startling color contrast and different reflective qualities of satin, wool-backed crepe and faille in the skirt reinforce this deception. The form of the hips bears witness to James'…
Members of Quantrill's Raiders - Quantrill was badly wounded in a skirmish with Union forces, and he died on this day in 1865. Since Quantrill's men were guerillas rather than legitimate soldiers, they were denied the general amnesty given to the Confederate army after the war ended. Some, like Frank and Jesse James, took this as an excuse to become criminals and bank robbers.
Civil War Jesse James fought the Jayhawkers from Lawrence, Ks. Kansas was a free state where many Black families moved to be safe. Part of Missouri was for slave owners - mostly in the southern part and the northern Missourians generally went with the Abolitionists. James gang fought for the south.