Colorized and slightly restored photo of Billy the Kid, ca. 1880. The original is below. It’s to tell in some parts, but I smoothed out some of the more harsh areas and brushed parts of the face that were reduced to a few pixels…namely the eyes, nose and mouth. I also sort of reconstructed the ears. I was really trying not to overdo it though…The next post will show detail.
All the songs here reference infamous murderers and/or their crimes.
Links are provided for each of the songs. I also limited these to 1 song
per crime/criminal. There is no particular order to this list. I just find our social and media fascination with these types of people to be compelling.
*I am in no way glorifying or condoning these crimes.*
‘Did you ever watch Star Trek?’
'Do I look like I watch Star Trek?’
'It’s hard to tell who’s a Trekkie’.
'Billy, I ran one of the most sophisticated secret service organizations in the world. I did not have time for Star Trek.
I was more of a Star Wars fan’.
It’s not every day you can plop down two bucks and walk away with some “junk” that is worth a fortune. But that’s what happened when a collector purchased an old-timey photo from a Fresno, Calif., antiques shop.
It turns out, the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid is in the photo, apparently taking part in a leisurely game of croquet.
The image could be worth up to $5 million.
Kagin’s Inc., a numismatics firm, announced it had authenticated the photo earlier this month. The 4-inch-by-5-inch tintype shows Billy the Kid in the summer of 1878. It may have been taken at a wedding, and he is alongside several members of his gang, The Regulators, according to the firm.