Rare one of a kind white lead printing plate “Wanted Poster” Younger Brothers and Jessie James Gang. This was originally was in the Wells Fargo Museun and was sold at to a private collector, then aquired from his estate.
Circa: Mid to Late 1800’s
Measurements 14” X 22” by 1” thick.
FOR EACH OF THE
COLE, JAMES, BOB, JOHN
BELIEVED IMPLICATED IN VARIOUS
BANK AND TRAIN HOLDUPS
IN THIS STATE AND OTHERS, ALL ARE
MEDIUM BUILD AND WEIGHT, LIGHT COMPLECTED,
MAY BE IN THE COMPANY OF THE JAMES BROTHERS.
Here is a rare, once in a lifetime opportunity to own a one of a kind piece of history. The reward poster plate is a stereotype printing plate. This process, was invented in the early 19th century, Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger, born on 15 January 1844, During the American Civil War, savage guerrilla warfare wracked Missouri. Younger fought as a guerrilla under William Clarke Quantrill.
During their outlaw careers, the James brothers and the Younger brothers dealt in fine-blooded stock, raced thoroughbreds and rode beautiful American Saddle-breeds. From February 13, 1866, through the September 7, 1876, Northfield raid in Minnesota, the James-Younger Gang reportedly robbed 12 banks, five trains, five stagecoaches and the gate cash box of the ticket booth at the Kansas City Exposition.
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