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    Texas Ranger James B. Gillett Photograph Taken at Sam Bass' Grave Marker in Round Rock. Black and white photograph, 3.5" x 5.5", circa 1920s. Gillett is pictured standing, looking down at Bass' grave marker. On verso is written in an unknown hand: "Gillett at Sam Bass' monument." Additional numeric notations in blue ink. Gillett joined the Rangers in 1875 at the age of 20. His fame quickly grew when he helped capture Sam Bass in 1878. During his service he participated in many famous feuds and some of the last Indian Wars. This particular photograph is from the collection of fellow Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, and is consigned along with lots 51007-51015 in this auction. Light wear and small creases at corners. Image is a bit discolored in lower half, but this does not detract from overall appearance.

    Together with a second studio portrait of Gillett, 4.5" x 8". A chest-up pose in three-quarter profile, with sepia tone. Typed on verso: "Taken at Portland, Oregon, Dec. 27, 1925," beneath which is written in pencil, "Gillett". Heavy wear with creasing and multiple small tears at edges. Bit of paper loss at lower left corner.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    11th Saturday
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