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    Zerelda James: An Important Unpublished Tintype Image of Jesse's Wife "Zee". Zee appears just slightly younger - and less careworn - than in the well-known photo of her with her children shortly after Jesse's death (Jesse and Frank James: The Family History, by Phillip W. Steel, p. 26). Zee wears a brooch which contains an image, apparently photographic, of a clean-shaven man. Under magnification it is impossible to make a clear identification, but it does not appear to be one of the known images of Jesse. However, it is certainly plausible that this could be a now-lost portrait of her husband. In any case, this is a wonderful photo of Zee in excellent condition. 2.5" x 4".

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    June, 2013
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