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Artistic interpretations of Quantrill's Raid

Lawrence massacre-inspired artwork ranges from thoroughly researched historical representations to juxtaposition of characters from the day into modern scenes. In nearly all interpretations, mayhem, blood and fire reign supreme. Take a look at this gallery of different artistic depictions of Quantrill's Raid.

Alvin Howell painting of Quantrill's Raid, commissioned in 1966 for old Lawrence City Hall, title unknown. The image is reproduced courtesy of the Douglas County Historical Society, Watkins Community Museum of History, where the painting is currently in storage.


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