Here is a picture of Jesse and Frank James with Bob Younger from my collection. Notice that Jesse's shoes are a few sizes smaller than Franks. It was recorded by several sources that Jesse had very small feet. Also notice Jesse's injured finger that he is trying to hide by covering it with his pinky finger. Remember that tintypes are reverse images so that is his left hand. Dick Liddil said at Frank's trial that Jesse wore his pant legs inside his boots and that the first digit of the third finger was missing on Jesse's left hand which would be his ring finger as in my tintype.
This is a photo of Jesse and Frank James with Dick Liddil. Jesse is very thin as it was probably taken shortly after one of his lung injuries. Dick Liddil was a member of the gang and testified at Frank's trial describing many of the gang members to the jury. Jesse and Frank are wearing Confederate pants with a strip down the side just like the ones worn by General Joseph Shelby in a well known photo of him. General Shelby was very good friends with Jesse and Frank James and offered his home to them on many occasions as a refuse.
Portion of the Mocker Barrel Factory photo showing
Dick Liddle; back row, center
Excerpt from Wild West Magazine:
The editor responds: At the time of Jesse James’ death in April 1882, the Kansas City Times wrote: “Jesse James was about 5 feet 11 in height, of a rather solid, firm and compact build, yet rather on the slender type. His hair was black, not overly long, blue eyes, well shaded with dark lashes, and the entire lower portion of the face was covered by a full growth of dark brown or sun browned whiskers, which are not long and shaggy, but are trimmed and bear evidence of careful attention.” Former gang member Dick Liddil added that Jesse weighed 195 pounds, wore “number eight boots,” had a 7 1/8-inch hat size and featured a pug nose on his light-complexioned round face. Frank James was slightly taller than his younger brother. The Kansas City Times in October 1882 described Frank as “nearly six feet in height, of slender, yet neat and trim build, who walked erect and with a quiet, easy and self-possessed gait.”