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    Rare Huge Imperial Size Photograph of Four Members of the Dalton Gang, Killed at Coffeyville, Kansas, circa 1892. The photograph, attributed to "Cramers Art Rooms of Cherryvale, Kansas," depicts four dead Dalton gang members displayed on a wooden sidewalk in Coffeyville, Kansas. They are all identified beneath the image in ink: "Bill Powers, Bob Dalton, Grat Dalton, and Dick Broadwell/ Killed at Coffeyville, Kansas, Oct. 5, 1892." The photographer has positioned an 1892 Winchester on the bodies of the two Dalton brothers for the final effect. They are all handcuffed, and are all missing their boots. Fantastic great historical photograph. Image measures approximately 8.25" x 6.25".

    Around 9:30 am on the morning of October 5, 1892, five members of the Dalton Gang (Grat Dalton, Emmett Dalton, Bob Dalton, Bill Power, and Dick Broadwell) rode into the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. Their objective was to achieve financial security and make outlaw history by simultaneously robbing two banks. From the beginning, their audacious plan went astray. The hitching post where they intended to tie their horses had been torn down due to road repairs. This forced the gang to hitch their horses in a near-by alley - a fateful decision. To disguise their identity, (Coffeyville was the Dalton's hometown), two of the Daltons wore false beards and wigs. Despite this, the gang was recognized as they crossed the town's wide plaza, split up, and entered the two banks. Suspicious townspeople watched through the banks' wide front windows as the robbers pulled their guns. Someone on the street shouted, "The bank is being robbed!" and the citizens quickly armed themselves - taking up firing positions around the banks. The ensuing firefight lasted less than fifteen minutes. A brief moment in time in which four townspeople lost their lives, four members of the Dalton Gang were gunned down, and a small Kansas town became part of history.

    Condition:
    Good-very good, image with little dings, mount has chips, crack, corners broken, and mount is soiled.


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    January, 2009
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