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ORIGINAL JESSE JAMES POST-MORTEM PHOTO

Price: $2,995.00
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Prod. Code: PR37

Original Jesse James post-mortem photo. Death photo the day after Jesse James was shot and killed by Robert Ford April 3, 1882. After he was shot, his body was taken outside and photographed by R G Smith who immediately published them as souvenirs. Reverse ink notation in Smith's hand "SOUVENIR / JESSE JAMES "HOUSE" NO. 1318 / LAFAYETTE STREET BETWEEN 13 & 14 / ST. JOSEPH / MO.". The lower front border of the cabinet card is printed "JESSE W. JAMES. / COPYRIGHT APPLIED FOR BY - R. G. SMITH, ST. JOSEPH, MO.". Very good+ condition overall, some slight discolor from age and trivial foxing to the image. Upper right corner has an edge stain.