In the age of social media, a time where everyone has a camera in their pocket and ‘pics or it didn’t happen’, it’s virtually impossible to imagine there only being a single photo of someone in existence.
Well, until just a few years ago, that was exactly the case for one of America’s most infamous and intriguing outlaws, Billy the Kid. For more than a century, only one photo of William H. Bonney (or Henry McCarty, as he was born) was ever authenticated. Odds are, you’ve seen it at some point or another in your life, and certainly if you’ve been paying attention to this collection!
February 20, 2023
Intriguing it is! This story and its kind are what makes it intriguing. This is historical information to say the least. I for one have always been interested in Billy the Kid. Growing up in New Mexico, we spent many days in Lincoln County and I loved hearing the stories of him and Pat Garrett. These two new pictures I have never seen. Thank you again Cheryl for bringing the story back to life!