NSHS 10220-93, Source: NSHS Foundation
Miles Maryott was born in Burt County, Nebraska in 1873. During his early years he played professional baseball in a number of cities. After his baseball career ended in the early 1900s, he became known as many things: a taxidermist, artist, marksman, and outdoorsman. In 1926, he also became known as a murderer after killing Oshkosh marshal, George Albee. Although there is some evidence that the killing may have been in self-defense, Maryott was sentenced to life in prison in 1927. In prison Maryott continued creating works of art, such as this piece painted in 1932. He would give his creations to people he liked or wanted to thank, and also used them to barter for goods and services. He was technically freed from prison a short time before his death in 1938 so that he could spend his remaining days in a Lincoln hospital.