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Northfield Raid & the James-Younger Gang: Images & Artifacts

Sample Images at MNHS

View of Main Street and site of Northfield Bank Robbery, 1870.      



Photographs of the Younger Gang and other principal players in the raid were popular for years following the robbery. Many photographers made copies and composite shots such as the following cartes-de-visite.  Please be advised that these images depict deceased gang members. 

"Bill Chadwell, Charlie Pitts, and Clell Miller, Participants in Northfield Bank Robbery," by Sumner's Studio.
MHS location number: HV8.2 r7

"Northfield Bank Robbery Gang," by Den Chamberlain.
MHS location number: HV8.2 r6

"Northfield Bank Robbery Gang," by Louis Peavey.
MHS location number: HV8.2 r4

"Northfield Bank Robbers," by Charles W. Stiff.
MHS location number: HV8.2 r5

"Northfield Bank Robbers," by William H. Jacoby.
This composite photograph, created by Minneapolis photographer William H. Jacoby, was the most popular of all those in circulation after the raid, because it featured all of the robbers and citizens then known to be involved.
MHS location number: HV8.2 p17

Sample Artifacts at MNHS


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