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    UHLMAN CARTE DE VISITE OF JESSE JAMES IN DEATH 1881. In life, Jesse James was a Confederate raider turned notorious bank robber; in death he became an American legend. So much so that photographs taken of him in repose at McFadden's St. Joseph mortuary were something worth keeping. A few still exist, and we offer a fine example here. Somewhat underexposed, the image shows only James' face and cravat; eyes closed and beard nicely trimmed. Image measures 2.5" x 4". Photographed in death by St. Joseph stereo photographer Rudolph Uhlman (partner with Augustus Rippel) and affixed to Uhlman's cardboard CDV mount. At lower edge of mount: "Jesse James. R. Uhlman, St. Joseph, Mo. (Copyright applied for.)." Minor age toning does not detract from this very desirable item.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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