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Saturday, December 18, 2021

The Jesse James Photo Games

The stories of Jesse James are many, just go to your favorite search browser and type the name Jesse James and you will see what I mean. The problem seems as though a majority have never started with truth. I have no personal motive in this Jesse James hunt for relationship which is clearly the motive of the majority. If I had any motive whatsoever it would be to unravel the true linage of Jesse and Frank. Apparently many are just not satisfied with who they are and who they come from and so they created their own linage based on nothing more than the need to be on the soap box, envy and “because I said so”. It is often the case where in someone finds an old sepia or grayscale photo of the past whether in some old shoe box from their recently dearly departed relative or their hobby of shopping ebay for old photos. The fact is, most couldn’t identify their own mother if they were given a photo of her they have never seen before. 

A brief example of this comes from personal experience, I met a little man some years ago having much to do with the Utah Rhoades mine saga, Thomas Rhoades and his son Caleb were like hero’s of the online treasure community that we both belonged to. And by hell if you could show you were somehow related to them, this gave you credibility even if you were full of shit. Just because you may be decent of someone famous or of great recognition, you can still have less intelligence than God gave a common crow bar. This individual just couldn’t handle being moderately connected to this treasure saga, sure his great great Grandfather rubbed elbows with the notable individuals of the Rhoades saga, but that just wasn’t good enough, he had to create his own “One Up” scenario and  to make the story short, he apparently read a story of one mans own tale of illegitimacy of some Emperor of the past and due to the fact that his Great G Grandfather was lacking a historic past, he placed his ancestor in the shoes of the former making his G G Grandfather the supposed illegitimate child of some Emperor of Prussia, but the most amazing thing to me is… many of the treasure book readers bought the story hook line and sinker, NEVER questioning it, his evidence being primarily tin type photos that I would later discover he stole from his own relatives, but the photos he used in his book as evidence, although having large and clear  photos in his possession, the author sized them in his book no larger than a business card? Why would you do that? Now because you couldn’t see the faces of the people in the photos due to their small size, he was open to create his own conceited claims as to who the individuals were in the photos giving his ancestor a very interesting past…  if it were true…  I am surprised he did not weave Jesse James into his photos… The photos in question would later be his undoing as he did not count on them ever falling into the hands of someone other than his egotistical self. As it all ended, his evidence of being the rightful heir to the throne of Prussia which I personally heard come out of his mouth… is all based on his evidence of…  It’s true Because I said so” I have got to give him credit where credit is due… it was a hell of a story… IF it were true.

Starting on the left and going to the right  we have, Adolph Hitler, Gandhi, John Younger, Queen Elizabeth. Jesse James, Sundance Kid, Napoleon, Pope John Paul, Henry Sinclair. Billy the Kid and Joe Bidden, no wait, the last one is just a wooden fence post,

All celebrating at the Lost Golden City of El Dorado, proving they found it, you can see the Golden Temple behind them on the left… no wait… ya can’t… that’s just a tent.

(Photo taken by my  Great Grandfather H.R. Pufnstuf,)

All because…  I said so….


But seriously now…. Unfortunately this is the same problem that is growing on the internet. Everyone is related to Jesse James, and if you don’t believe them just ask them… I mean, they have the photos to prove it! Right? SEE!!? I have seen the most ridiculous example of photos over the years but the most difficult thing is that the majority pulling photos out of their backside calling them Jesse, have already made up their minds. We even have DNA evidence! They say,,,  however what they won’t admit is DNA evidence is only possible of you are comparing to a legitimate source, are there any? If we could just find an authentic picture of Jesse and Frank we could set the record straight at least for those who want truth and not because I told you so. As it would seem, the only way to make sense out of all the blather is to apply good old fashion investigation with the aid of good old common sense which is getting less and less common. Just go to your favorite WIKI ditty and you will see that among the photos that is used for Frank and Jesse, a photo which not only has zero credibility but it absolutely is not Jesse and Frank, what? someone said so? Another with arbitrary tin types clearly borrowed from the never ending so called photos of Frank and Jesse in the cesspool of internet trash, is History, as in History Channel?


WIKI photo of two unknown men found on a Wiki dity on both Frank and Jesse’s Wiki write up. NOT Jesse and Frank, ain’t no way, no how…


The two most commonly used photos supposedly of Jesse, I have my high doubts that it is Jesse, but it is only because of the lack of Source information and because the internet says so…Where did these two photos come from? Who said they are Jesse? I admit they could be but where is the documentation?


Most common used photos of Jesse, Possible but I have my doubts especially the one on the right

Jesse did not have a receding hairline and I don’t think they had enough grease in them days to hold his natural hair cowlick down.


To attempt to end this madness lets start with just one photo, the only photo I know of which has sound credibility without some story to go with it to discern… but it isn’t a photo of Jesse, it is the only credible photo standing on it own, of Frank James. In the photo he isn’t hiding his identity trying to be one of his aliases of the past; it is simply Frank James in his latter years trying live out his life, no doubt trying to avoid stupid questions from media or would be book authors. Everyone of the day knew it was him. 

Identifying a photo is not the easiest thing for most, many compare eyebrows, noses and ears some even say, their hair doesn’t match when comparing two photos…  I have exercised many test comparisons knowing exactly who the two images are being compared and I am amazed at the perspective and reasoning some give as to why they are or are not the same person. The bottom line, no one seemed to know what Jesse looked like unless they knew him… He has been described from credible sources as about 5’ 10” some say 5’ 8” lean and with bright piercing blue eyes and sandy blonde colored hair parted on the left or his right when not trying to hide his identity and with a front cowlick.

With all that said, Lets take a look at the image of Frank James in order to find valid images of Jesse. This image is said to have been taken in about 1898 with Frank being about 56 years of age.


"Kentucky Born" Frank James (Dr. Sylvester Franklin James) in about 1898 With advanced receding hair line 

Using this photo it becomes clear to me that the two following images are Frank James and NOT Jesse as some have mistaken, Frank had darker eyes possibly hazel to a lighter brown, and dark hair with his hair part naturally on the right or his left when not trying to hide his identity.


Perhaps you see it differently but this is in my estimation without doubt Frank James left about 1883, middle 1895-6 and the right 1898 according to wiki, 

I would bet closer to 1905


The above photo assessment is the most crucial; if you do not see it then there is no point in going on. You may not see what I see and that doesn’t make you wrong, I could very well be wrong.

The reason the above is crucial is because of the next two photos  one of which has not been made public yet in its entirety, the other grayscale image was found in 1940 in an old cabin located in Bottomless Lake New Mexico which is in and of itself evidence. It is highly believed from many sources that it is definitely Frank James with his brother Jesse, and their mother. This photo links many other suspect photos.


Photo discovered in an old cabin at Bottomless lake New Mexico 1940

Jesse, his Mother and Frank

The reason the academics cannot accept this photo is because the woman in the photo is not Zerelda Cole James who was not Jesse and Franks Mother and this could upset their boat load of crap.


Many do not believe the story of J Frank Dalton who in 1946 made the announcement to the world, that he was the one true Jesse Woodsen James and that he could prove it, and prove it he did. Even with the overwhelming proof and affidavits that flowed in and many by very reputable people, the scars and bullet wound which matched perfectly, there was still some kicking of the pricks over his claim, These pricks are still out there…  He is said to have told his grandson “Damit! I just want to die under my real name!” Below is a newspaper article with a picture of J Frank Dalton claiming to be O’L Jesse, looking at a photo taken of him, his brother and mother danged near 70 years earlier.

Just to give the two previous images a little more credit, when J Frank Dalton announce himself as Jesse, there was many a gathering of spectators wanting to come see the legend, but more importantly many who knew Jesse personally and always knew Jesse had not been killed in 1882 came forward, but the one that stood out the most for me was the following.

Of all the people who came forward to swear in the form of an affidavit and of all the people who could swear positively that J Frank Dalton was without a doubt Jesse Woodsen James, it was the man who history has neglected to speak about but still it is a well known fact, John Trammell also known as the Black Cobra in his bare knuckle fighting days. John rode with Jesse James for some 24 years or more, he was Jesse’s most loyal friend and side kick, John is the one who pulled the trigger killing Charlie Bigalow’s brothers shortly before Jesse dispatched Charlie and passed him off as the murdered Jesse James. I think the reason why John Trammell has been neglect in history is because he was an escape slave when Jesse took him on, yes, John was a black man so it makes things a little difficult in explaining why the following black men would be fighting with the Confederacy… that is… if the story of the Civil war as told were true… but we won’t go into that in this article… Buy the book  Death of the Republic.


Some say John cooked for the James Gang members… I have never found any evidence to support that, John was one of the gang, not their cook… However Gene Robertson is known to have cooked for the Dalton Gang from time to time…  and Lucky Johnson was said to be one of Jesse most trusted “employee’s” John, Lucky, and Gene knew damned well in 1948 what J Frank Dalton was claiming… what possible motive could they have had to lie…

Now someone please explain to me why these 3 black men would come to support J Frank Dalton giving their testimony in the form of affidavits swearing under oath that he was in fact Jesse Woodsen James, a southerner of the Confederacy!?.. That is… If the story of the Civil War were true… I included this little tidbit just to give a bit more credibility to the photo above, of Jesse, Frank and their mother, and to the Claims of J Frank Dalton, and to give John Trammell, a hero of America although none will see it… credit where credit is due… 

Now let’s skip on for a partial appearance of a recent photo sent to me. In order for me to unveil the following photo I had to be absolutely certain the grayscale image of Frank Jesse and their Mother was authentic, even though I already knew it was. The new image was perfect as it was taken at nearly the same angle which makes photo matching so much easier… When I first got the image I was about to toss it aside as another of the many photos I have received from individuals claiming their grandpa was Jesse. Just as I was about the write the photo off as another imposter… I took a second look using an overall view and it caught my eye. Doing an overlay was a synch due to the almost exact angle of the two photos taken about 13 years apart. I overlaid the grey scale images over the sepia image, starting off with 10% opacity, I could already see it but I continued to 40% opacity which because of the exact likeness made no difference, it was definitely a match. What gives it all even more credibility was the story that came with it, this I will save until I have it from the horse’s mouth.


Photo believed to have been taken shortly after 1882

Using the Grayscale image above as an overlay, and using alignment dots, the picture below is the results. Again you may not see it but maybe your eyes are closed eh?


Original Photo Taken in 1895 or 96

If this photo can be authenticated, it is positive proof Jesse was not murdered in 1882

For those of you who participated in expressing your opinions of the photos in the previous post…. 

The first 3 photos in group A, are all Frank James… because I said so… ;-) 

Group B is as Follows…. SEE PHOTO Below

According to academics or internet claims,

Photo 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 are all said to be or documented photos of Captain Harrison Trow, the very man who went down in history as identifying the dead body of Jesse James… what a coincident it is that he should look so much like Jesse himself…. You won’t understand how humorous that is until you read the account of what really happened according to J Frank Dalton, or should I just say Jesse, in THE BLACK BOOK. 

Photo # 3 is a charcoal drawing done by Anna Lee Dillenbeck known for her charcoal drawings often done from photos, however Anna grew up in Missouri and also know for charcoal drawings of many of Quantrills Raiders.

No photo has been found in which Anna could have made Captain Trow’s Charcoal Image. 

Photo 4 Jesse and 8 J Frank Dalton we have already covered…

I am of a 99% opinion that all of the images are Jesse Woodsen James.


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