Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,219

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 3 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 2 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 November 2 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,853,301