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This is a George W. Morgan picture as is printed along the bottom border as such. I think it's Billy the Kid.
Tags: Billy, Bonney, Brewer, Maybe, Possible, More…Richard, of, picture
Location: Possibly Lincoln County ca 1877
not to sound like a broken record, but steve i believe your back story on these pics. if you were a spammer you wouldn't have the most perfect photo of billy ever, i.d.'d as brewer.
all anyone here on the board has to do is find 2 photos with a fairly close camera/head angle, match the size of the pupils center to center in any shareware photo manipulation program, then the nostrils and lips should line up at least fairly closely. (after 1st making sure they're 'flipped' properly)
this one can't match this one with any certainty because the angles and expression are unique but i can see that the 'cross' made by the horizontal pupil alignment intersected with the facial midline and nose orientation, are a match. and i like your description of btk's facial features. they are demonstrated in this photo. whoever says 'doesn't look like billy' hasn't looked at enough pics of the boy. and there are many. you didn't have to go hunting for a photographer in new mexico as badly as folks may say. like you said, the portable tintype production wagon was seen at many town fairs, etc. in a region where people were bored easily. and billy did like to interface with the public at such places,... bailes etc...
No, my picture of Brewer is Brewer and not the Kid, but I did like looking at your matching software Tim. Thank you.
For some reason photobucket isn't working for me here and I've not been able to post new photos. I am thrilled about my two tintypes of John Middleton. One I just copied from the album in Wisconsin. The other I found when I found the others. It was one of the first I discovered and at the time I did not know who he was, but the picture was so great that I bought it anyway. Then I found the one in Wisconsin and they matched. Neat.
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