Did anyone see the History International special on Billy the Kid this weekend? The episode included many photographs of people from the Billy the Kid legend and most were familiar and correct but there were two I'm not sure about. One was the alleged Jesse Evans photo that is shown in Bob Boze Bell's "Illustrated Life...." but the second was identified as Richard Brewer. I thought the guy in the photo bore a superficial resemblance to Brewer so I asked my wife (who is quite taken with the known photo of Brewer) if it was the same guy and she said she thought it was. I then got one of my books to compare the two photographs and there are enough similarities that they could indeed be the same man.
Does anyone know anything about this photo and where it came from? Is there any provenance or real evidence that it's Brewer?
Here is the known image and the photo shown in Saturday's broadcast: