Thanks for the warm words, Kevin. I came to this site because I love the Old West. I always have. I get deeply (maybe too deeply, if that's possible) into my research and am proud to be part of a group where I can always find at least one person who knows about any topic I care to delve into. Sorry to have come across as a "traveling" salesman. I guess I got too comfortable on the group and shouldn't have jumped in with both feet. That's what a challenge does to me, I guess. Let's get back to the West.
Kevin I have no agenda here that's a fact im not trying to start any trouble. Perhaps my discussion is a bit more leaning towards my side in that case I will edit it within the next couple of days so It reads less like a viewpoint and more like a theory. As an individual I have a right to an opinion as do you and I intend to display my viewpoint for all to see wether they like it or not. I am in no way a fraud or making fraudulant claims. Dont be so jaded towards me. The 1995 exhumation really didn't prove a thing in my opinion there was tooth material taken from an unidentifiable source that was also used for DNA testing. Like I said good luck with calling me a fraud and or claiming I'm a fraud because it's far from the truth.
I was going over some photos that I took of the Morgan archive in Wisconsin. I discovered very interesting tintypes. Most marked with G.W. Morgan's name along the bottom. One shows a young man with inky black hair and a very dark handlebar mustache. It's framed just like my picture of the kid. I also found a young gray eyed fellow and five pictures of another gent. I think I found Morgan pictures of John Middleton and Frank McNabb. The man who I think is McNabb is trying on disguises. He also painted a mustache on one of his pictures. Similar to Middleton's. Middleton drew a goatee on his face too, similar to McNabb. So we can conclude that the men were friends and maybe Middleton wanted to be a cattle detective too.
Thank you for your comment...everyone should know the truth and the faces of the old west. Thanks to Photography these images are left to us. It has taken three years to gather these photographs from many different sources...they are our national history and we should all study them to discover the real west.
Happy New year from your friend Dave 'Bat' Masterson-Chapman
just like to say the discussion on " the photographs" is closed as far as I am concerned.
There will be no more responses from me on this subject. Please take a look at my last three comments and the suggestions I have made to improve Picture submissions.
Yes indeed sir, error fixed. Your one person I know will give an honest answer. Bo seemed to have things going again on his web site, went out of country and got home to find hate and discontent on the site, what happened?
Are you going to Wyatt Earp Days? Hope so great to see all the folks that history is an important part of there lives, Morgan will be there and his health is on the rebound and hope it stays that way, So glad error is fixed and many more great conversations to come.