May 29, 2012
Worked this weekend on new images of the James Gang in Minnesota. Working on a big sucker called "They Took The Whole Road," portraying the James-Younger crew riding into Mankato (their original target for a bank raid). Here it is, a work in progress:
Of course, after the unsuccessful raid the gang split up just prior to the Hanska Slough roundup and that led to this image: "And Then There Were Only Two Slamming Through The Sloughs":
Working from reference photos I took on September 10, 2001. I can't help but think of the next day when I view these.
—James MacGregor Burns