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New Unpublished 1857 ambrotype image of Ulysses S. Grant in civilian life. See Gallery section.. 


The collector who sets himself, or herself, up as being the greatest authority, or allows others to set them up as such,  or having the greatest collection is the supreme egotist of all time as None exists. To be The best of anything denotes that that collector has nothing more to find or learn. That, of course, is impossible. Collecting has no absolutes or Icons. 

For any collector who claims that there is only ONE authentic image of any one historical figure commits the greatest error that any collector can commit. I have found, after over 60 years of collecting,  that there is Always others out there to prove the basic ignorance of this error. However there are folks out there who would never admit they are wrong so they demean what they do not "bless" . 

It is good to condemn images that are out and out phonies but I have also found that there are people who relish in being nay sayers and attacking others. They do this out of igorance, spite, and, often, jealousy. It is not something that I participate in or condone. It turns my stomach. 
You will often find these people on well known auction mediums on the internet. Most try to sell images that they say "look like " famous people, pricing them at hugh prices in an attempt to hook the unsuspecting new or gullable collector. These images are way off the mark but the bottom line is making money as these "dealers" border on fraud and know nothing about collecting or history. When questioned, they use the big lie, weak religious references, and rediculous attacks. It is the finest example of "buyer beware"! 

There is only ONE pure expert in the Universe and that is the One Almighty God. 

Emory Cantey


"THE TRUTH IS LIKE A LION  -YOU DONT HAVE TO DEFEND IT  --YOU JUST LET IT OUT OF THE CAGE AND IT WILL DEFEND ITSELF" 

Edward Demmel, Shreveport, La




        WELCOME TO THE COMBINED EMORY A. CANTEY, JR. AND AUGUST MYERS COLLECTION OF MISSOURI GUERRILLA PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEMORABILIA

This collection is the culmination of my collector's dreams. Every collector or historian hopes that they will find something that will be a real treasure; something of significant value to the subject matter that they have spent years pursuing. For me my purchase of  the August Myers collection was far more than I had ever hoped to find. Like so many opportunities, this came as a complete surprise as I essentially stumbled on the collection while pursuing something else. Please continue to the biography and documentation sections above for full descriptions of what I believe to be a fascinating story of how this collection came to be accumulated and the Quantrill guerrilla who was Quantrill's archivist. Prior to this website, these images were never seen by the public in nearly 150 years.

SPECIAL NOTES 

IMPORTANT FIND! Go to the Doc Holliday section in the Gallery or the Recent section above to see the REAL last photograph sent to the family of John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Image came  from Robert "Hub" Holliday and George H. Holliday, Doc's first cousins.

Two new sections have been added above. The Recent section will show you all new additions to the galleries of images. The Popular section
will show you what images were most viewed.

Please see the Biography section above which I have recently updated with new information revealed by the Myers family, the name that Gus Myers changed his name to that lasts to this day, and information about Gus Myers' son as a collector himself. 

Work has been completed on one video, Kate King Quantrill, in media section. It has also been released to YouTube. Work has been completed on a video about Frank James (see above). Other videos are in various planning stages. The next will be concerned with the American Indians and Free Blacks who voluntarily fought and aided Quantrill during the War.  


      


Click GALLERY link located on the Top Menu of your screen. Click GALLERY link located on the Top Menu of your screen. Click GALLERY link located on the Top Menu of your screen.
For more in depth information about Capt. W.C. Quantrill and his guerrillas, please go to www.quantrillsguerrillas.com, my sister site.
I am proud to be a founding member of this
site and on its board of directors.

Please see my new article on my GG Uncle, Winter Cantey, in the Article section, Article number 10
NOTE: TITLES added below Thumbnails

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Click here for all 14 Galleries

(1) - Jesse & Frank James

(2) - W.C. Quantrill & Kate

(3) - Missouri Guerrillas & (Groups)

(4) - Gus Myers and family




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This site is dedicated to the Emory Cantey, Jr. Collection, August Myers Collection, Thomas, Amber, George III and Aaron. 

It could not have been 

accomplished without them.

Also thanks to my son, Andrei Cantey for designing, maintaining, and updating my site.


This site actively supports the Constitution's Second Amendment  right to keep and bear arms. See article No VI on this subject in the article section at the top of this page.


It also supports the United States Military and the Wounded Warrior Project


We actively support the protection of animals through the ASPCA


Emory Cantey, Jr. Is also an active member of the NRA.


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"Quantrill and his men have been unjustly slandered by the people of the North, a people who,even to this day, know nothing of them, except what they have read in irresponsible books and newspapers."

 
"It is not enough that their valor is recognized. It is not enough that their honesty be confessed. We ask of our Northern brother, we ask of all mankind and all womankind a recognition of their patriotism, their love of country, and of liberty...We cannot remain silent, so long as any aspersion is cast by the pen of the historian, or the tongue of the orator upon their patriotic motives, or the loftiness of their purposes throughout that mighty struggle. We make no half-hearted apologies for their acts. It is justice for which we plead, not charity."
 
Capt. William Gregg, Quantrill's adjutant, in a letter after the War    which webcounter is best
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