Wild west (anti)heroes in a rare (and maybe not real) group photo


31 Responses to “Wild west (anti)heroes in a rare (and maybe not real) group photo”

  1. David Engel says:

    Old Adobe Hotel? It must be real!

  2. GawainLavers says:

    The thing that strikes me about the picture is that judging by the size of their heads, Doc Holliday looks like he’s about 5′ 2″.

    • Halloween_Jack says:

      Little-known fact about real-life gunslinging: being short enough so that most shots go over your head when your opponent is shooting from the hip is a tactical advantage. 

  3. Chris Perkin says:

    Nah, clearly that’s Mumford & Sons!

  4. soupcrusher says:

    it’s a fake, but fun.

  5. Brainspore says:

    Warning: Antiheroes are less attractive than they appear in 1990s Hollywood biopics.

  6. Paul Renault says:

    Was it made with the Perry shutter as quick as it can be worked – Pyro and soda developer?

  7. noah django says:

    nowhere in this poorly ordered web page is there anything leading to the conclusion that this image is anything other than a computer file.  he says it’s his tintype, but there’s no documentation i.e. photos/video of people handling it, for starters.  not that that would be proof per se, but it would be a helluva lot better than the mounds of rambling bullshit that *is* presented.  there’s no way this is real.

  8. edgore says:

    This is shooped. I can tell from the pixels. And the lighting. Actually, just from the lighting.

  9. hungryjoe says:

    I can totally tell by the pixels and the angle of the shadows and whatnot, but also, Wikipedia says that Holliday left Las Vegas on 7/20 after killing a man named Mike Gordon.  This was 6 days before James arrived at the Adobe Hotel.

    Some people seem to think it possible that James met Bonney at the hotel.  And if Bonney was there, it makes sense that Bowdre would have been as well.

  10. rocketpj says:

    They all look about 17 years old to me.

  11. jesse james doesn’t have a tuba. where is jesse james’ tuba? this is obviously shopped.

  12. Eric James says:

    Now you can read what the James family itself has to say about this image.

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