Jesse Woodson James
Post Mortem Business CDV

© MPR Virtual Museum Collection

These type of photographs are found in different varitites such as CDV's (Carte De Visites), Cabinet Cards, Albumens, etc.

All were created NOT as a tribute to Jesse James, but to promote area businesses by using his death as an "attraction" to their enterprises. Thus, selling Jesse's death as a means of making money. A very sad thing and gruesome venture, to be certain.

One such example is this CDV used by The Golden Eagle Clothing House in Kansas City Missouri.

But, even with these death monger businesses, Jesse James' name live will live on strongly in the hearts and minds of TRUE Missourians, and his bravery and courage shall never be forgotten.

God Bless you Jesse. Rest in peace...


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