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Still Waters

Earliest known photo of outlaw Jesse James

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This is thought to be the earliest known photo of legendary outlaw Jesse James at the tender age of 14 years old, when the baby-faced teenager was just a Baptist minister's son from a prestigious farming family in Missouri.

In the Victorian tintype photograph taken around 1961, James stands stony-faced with slicked back hair, wearing a dark suit and leaning against a chair.

Just two years after the photo was taken, a Union militia attacked his family's farm, spurning him to join the Confederate militia in the American Civil War, beginning his transformation into a ruthless killer. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5517855/Photo-outlaw-Jesse-James-bought-7-sell-thousands.html

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3 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

This is thought to be the earliest known photo of legendary outlaw Jesse James at the tender age of 14 years old, when the baby-faced teenager was just a Baptist minister's son from a prestigious farming family in Missouri.

In the Victorian tintype photograph taken around 1961, James stands stony-faced with slicked back hair, wearing a dark suit and leaning against a chair.

Just two years after the photo was taken, a Union militia attacked his family's farm, spurning him to join the Confederate militia in the American Civil War, beginning his transformation into a ruthless killer. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5517855/Photo-outlaw-Jesse-James-bought-7-sell-thousands.html

Hmm 1961? Gee even I remember the 60's.:lol:

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2 minutes ago, jmccr8 said:

Hmm 1961? Gee even I remember the 60's.:lol:

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Lol me too. That's obviously a misprint, it should have said 1861.

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Expert Mr Dunniway confirmed the photograph was a genuine portrait of bank robber Jesse James, taken when the baby-faced outlaw was just 14 years old. 

His expert report said: 'The age of this image was about 1861-2 and is correct in every way to this period.'  

 

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