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Put together: A new photo purporting to show Billy the Kid (left) has emerged. The only verified picture of the Western outlaw was sold to billionaire William Koch in 2011 for $2.3million

Another picture of Billy the Kid emerges

Put together: A new photo purporting to show Billy the Kid (left) has emerged. The only verified picture of the Western outlaw was sold to billionaire William Koch in 2011 for $2.3million

The only known photograph in existence of Billy the Kid is the one above. (The tin-type recently sold for more than $2 million; any other purported photo of the Kid is a look-a-like fake). It is in fact a reverse image - the Kid was holding his rifle with his left hand when photographed.

The only known photograph in existence of Billy the Kid is the one above. (The tin-type recently sold for more than $2 million; any other purported photo of the Kid is a look-a-like fake). It is in fact a reverse image - the Kid was holding his rifle with his left hand when photographed.

All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

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All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

Billy the Kid Wanted Poster. Change to "Wanted" and put "Reward" where "Dead or Alive" is.

Billy the Kid Wanted Poster. Change to "Wanted" and put "Reward" where "Dead or Alive" is.

Extremely rare photo of Billy when captured at Stinking Springs, December 24th 1880.  Pat Garrett is clearly recognisable extreme left and Bob Olinger is next to him.   Billy is on the extreme right where a deputy aims a Colt revolver at Billy's head.  One of Billy's compadres, Charlie Bowdre, had been killed in the encounter.

Extremely rare photo of Billy when captured at Stinking Springs, December 24th 1880. Pat Garrett is clearly recognisable extreme left and Bob Olinger is next to him. Billy is on the extreme right where a deputy aims a Colt revolver at Billy's head. One of Billy's compadres, Charlie Bowdre, had been killed in the encounter.

We've probably all heard stories about the notorious Old West gunfighter Henry McCarty, better known as Billy the Kid. According to some accounts, Henry Mc

We've probably all heard stories about the notorious Old West gunfighter Henry McCarty, better known as Billy the Kid. According to some accounts, Henry Mc

Funeral Notice for Billy the Kid

Funeral Notice for Billy the Kid

The photo at the top of this page is of a tintype recently discovered in Globe, Arizona. There seems to be a chance the two men depicted are...

The photo at the top of this page is of a tintype recently discovered in Globe, Arizona. There seems to be a chance the two men depicted are...

I don't know who is in this photo, but there is no provenance connecting it to Billy the Kid.

10 Historical Photos And The Stories Behind Them

I don't know who is in this photo, but there is no provenance connecting it to Billy the Kid.

Billy the Kid, born William Henry McCarty Jr. of Arizona in 1859, was an infamous outlaw of the wild west. Orphaned in New Mexico at age 15, Billy started working at a hotel as a dishwasher. He was charming and polite and the owner was impressed with Billy’s morals, as every boy he’d hired so...  Read more »

Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid, born William Henry McCarty Jr. of Arizona in 1859, was an infamous outlaw of the wild west. Orphaned in New Mexico at age 15, Billy started working at a hotel as a dishwasher. He was charming and polite and the owner was impressed with Billy’s morals, as every boy he’d hired so... Read more »

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