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    Rare, Large-Format Circa Early 1880s Photo of Mrs. Jesse James at the Stump of the Infamous Coffee Bean Tree on the James Farm. Evenly faded but quite clear, this photo depicts a pensive, perhaps mournful Zerelda James. Below on the mount is written in pencil: "Mrs. Jesse James at Coffee Bean Tree". There is one vertical crease to the left of her figure, some vertical staining near the right edge, and soiling and staining on the mount, which is missing its lower left-hand corner. Nonetheless, perhaps the most moving and evocative known image of Zee. Published in Carl Breihan's book Saga of Jesse James (Caldwell, ID : Caxton Printers, 1991, page 134). 10" x 8".

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    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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