I have the opportunity to portray Virgil Earp and would like to present a proper and historically accurate representation. Time frame would be that of the Tombstone era, specifically the Earp-Holliday/Cowboy shootout.
Question: Are there any historical references to clothing, hat color, guns carried, gun belts worn or not, frock coats, etc., worn by Virgil Earp and the rest of the group?
Have been doing my share of research via internet and some books, but there seems to be either lack of information or conflicting information. (One web site stated this was due to the fact that, "not much was recorded because at that time, no one thought to record such facts as they were considered trivial and would not be a topic of such discussion in the future"-paraphrased.
I would like to portray Mr. Earp as detailed as possible. I do not want to portray Sam Elliott portraying Virgil Earp which seems to be the norm. Nothing against Mr. Elliott. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance and considered it to be one of the best to date.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!