The heritage of Billy the Kid has been in question for over a 100 years, where was he born, what his name was and even more of a mystery, did he really die on July 14th, 1881? His life is such a mystery no one can even agree if he was born a McCarthy or a Bonney, all we know is his legend lives on.
only authenticated photo of Billy the Kid currently, that may change as technology changes
To see a photo purchased by the Collins brothers in Tombstone, they are still trying to have authenticated. I think it looks alot like him!
go here: https://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20171103/brothers-claim-dug-up-photo-shows-billy-kid-with-joseph-antrim
Photo purchased at a flea market in 2011 may show not only Billy the Kid, (second from left) but, also Pat Garret (center) if authenticated it would be worth many millions of dollars.
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