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Photo 3: "Death Alley," Coffeyville, Kansas. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(Kansas State Historical Society)

This photo appeared on a postcard showing where the robbers tied up their horses before the robbery and where the gang members were shot down.

Questions for Photo 3

1. Does this image add to your understanding of what happened during the Dalton Gang's attempted robbery? If so, how?

2. If you were a citizen of Coffeyville at the time of the robbery, would you have purchased a postcard like this? Why or why not?

3. If you were a visitor to Coffeyville after the robbery, would you have purchased a postcard like this? Why or why not?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3, but be aware that the file will take as much as 56 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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