"I know this topic has been dead for a while now...but I wanted to comment on it just the same...
Following this is kind of like "Who's on First"...only one two diffeerent levels!
On one hand you have to try to follow the…"
"With all this talk about a possible pardon and all the news coverage...The Christian Science Monitor ran an article with a photo that it says is of Billy the Kid. It is a group of 4 men, 2 sitting and 2 standing. I had not seen…"
"Plus the way the two subjects are posed for the shot are similar and one could make an educated guess that these two photos were possibly taken by the same photographer...together with fact the two subjects were living in the same area of the…"
"The chairs are very similar and easily could be from the same furniture set....the two photos, "Brady" and Waite are from different angles and distance so the perspective view of the chair/chairs could account for them looking different…"
"I disagree...in my opinion I think the picture you have that is oval shaped (or in the oval frame) and the De Aragon photo could be the same person...Aragon's would be a younger Billy than yours...and I would say the oval shaped picture is of…"
"I've been to about every museum and historical society between El Paso and Carlsbad. I'll try the U of Ar, but I think I already have. I tried Paul Hutton, no reply. I have had a few nice exchanges between BBB and Fred Nolan, both fine…"
"I have some interest in various things about the old west...my main focus at the moment is actually the history of six-man football in the state of Texas...but I did belong to a Vintage Base Ball team out of Buffalo Gap, TX and we dressed and played…"
"I stumbled across a blog spot written about these tintypes here is a link: http://westernamericana.blogspot.com/
I have had a lot of interest in Billy the Kid since I was a kid and visited the Ft. Sumner museum. After I read the blog and looked at…"
I've been to about every museum and historical society between El Paso and Carlsbad. I'll try the U of Ar, but I think I already have. I tried Paul Hutton, no reply. I have had a few nice exchanges between BBB and Fred Nolan, both fine gentlemen. However both are very skeptical, but who can blame them? Both men explained to me that they are bombarded by Billy pictures almost constantly and they have a reputation to protect. I like the fact that neither man ignores me. The Haley in Midland has been extremely helpful. Great collection there.
The entire collection is huge. There were probably a hundred pictures, but I only found seventy-five; but that's a lot of old west tintypes to find in one place. I'll tell you one thing, holding them and knowing that the subjects probably did to, is an amazing feeling! I believe that I have the very tintype that Billy gave of himself to Sallie and that I also have one that she exchanged with him, so he had one of her. No record of it, but if it happened I've got them both. Pretty amazing feeling to hold them.
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