Today I am posting a paper doll created by Tom Tierney for his Superstars of the Old West series (which is kinda funny because, well, Jesse James was a murderer and a thief ~ even if he was a folkhero). But anyway, it's a nice doll and has a nice old west nostalgia sensibility without sacrificing authenticity (Tierney is great about that). I omitted the outfit where he is holding the picture that he was hanging when he got shot. While historically interesting, I thought it was a wee bit morbid.
Anyway, had Jesse James on my mind since last weekend I went to Northfield for the first time and watched the re-enactment of the Northfield raid at the annual "Defeat of Jesse James Days" event. It was a rollickin' good time. American history is so wonderfully rich and fascinating.