Billy the Kid’s face restored, “There is only one known photograph of Billy the Kid – a tintype from about 1880 but it is badly damaged and that makes it difficult to see his face clearly. I have digitally removed the damage from the photograph an
William H. November July better known as Billy the Kid and also known as Henry Antrim, was a American gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West.
This is the actual and only authenticated photograph of Billy the Kid (William Bonney). It's unfortunate that the photographer reversed the negative when he printed it thus showing the Kid as being left handed when he was actually right handed.
How did it come that the guy who wrote the novel "Ben-Hur" came to meet Billy the Kid? Maybe it has to do with the fact that a lot of what you think you know about this Old West outlaw is based on "liberal media" reporting at the time.
After Guijarro identified Billy the Kid in the photo, he took it to Jeff Aiello, who is currently working on a Billy the Kid documentary. Aiello was flabbergasted by the find and confirmed that it is in fact the legend himself in the photos. In Western photography, a Billy the Kid photo is considered to be the best of the best, according to Aiello. Believe it or not, the photo that Guijarro has in his possession, may be valued upwards of $5 million
Sheriff Pat Garrett is the hero of the hour," most people in the area saw him as a villain for having killed a favorite son. Although he had put his life on the line for his community, he lost the next election for sheriff of Lincoln County.
The junk shop photo that is now a $5m picture of Billy the Kid