One of American history‘s most notorious outlaws, Jesse James has also been the subject of several films. He was even played by his own son, Jesse James, Jr., in two silent films in the 1920s. Reed Hadley played him in Samuel Fuller’s I Shot Jesse James, and he was most recently played by none other than Brad Pitt in the critically acclaimed (and fantastic) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Outlaw Jesse James again is a relation through DNA. We all have skeletons in our closets and I had no idea until the DNA was completed.
Young Jesse James (approx. 16 yrs. of age). Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson.
Hot Springs,Arkansas : Jesse James and the Younger Brothers were fond of robbing stagecoaches near Hot Springs. Apparently, it was something to brag about. Here's a photo of three Arkansas men who were robbed of $3000 and some valuables. They commemorated the event by painting "Robbed by Jesse James January 15, 1874 on top of their stagecoach. This was supposedly the first of a string of James-Younger holdups on the road between Malvern and Hot Springs.
Newly Found Lost Tintype Photo of Jesse James and Robert Ford Circa 1870s
Newly Found Lost Tintype Photo of Jesse James and Robert Ford Circa 1870s - Imgur
Members of Quantrill's Raiders - Quantrill was badly wounded in a skirmish with Union forces, and he died on this day in 1865. Since Quantrill's men were guerillas rather than legitimate soldiers, they were denied the general amnesty given to the Confederate army after the war ended. Some, like Frank and Jesse James, took this as an excuse to become criminals and bank robbers.
Jesse James ~ Jesse was many things, including being a sometimes kind man, a dapper dresser, and a prankish charmer, he was also a cold-blooded murderer, robber, horse thief, racist, and terrorist
JESSE AND FRANK JAMES RARE PHOTO QUANTRILL RAIDERS GUERRILLAS c1861