New photo believed to be clean-cut Billy the Kid is real deal, forensic expert says. The photo, belonging to New Mexico collector Ray John de Aragon, is in fact the legendary gunslinger, says acclaimed forensic expert Lois Gibson. This is The only authenticated photo of Billy (right), along with the new possible pic of him.
The only known photograph in existence of Billy the Kid is the one above. (The tin-type recently sold for more than $2 million; any other purported photo of the Kid is a look-a-like fake). It is in fact a reverse image - the Kid was holding his rifle with his left hand when photographed.
The only known photograph of Billy the Kid, who was killed at 21. He was said to have killed 21 men, one for each year of his short life, but probably killed between four and eight. For a long time it was thought that he was left-handed because of this photo, but this image is in fact flipped. He used his pistol right-handed. Killed in 1881 by Sheriff Pat Garrett.
Pat Garrett was an American Old West lawman. He is best known for killing Billy the Kid in 1881, an act that eventually sullied his reputation as it was rumored to be an unfair fight. Garrett became friends with Theodore Roosevelt, who appointed him as a customs agent in El Paso, Texas. He retired to his ranch in New Mexico and was allegedly killed by Jesse Wayne Brazel.
Josiah Gordon "Doc" Scurlock (January 11, 1849 – July 25, 1929) was an American Old West figure, cowboy and gunfighter. A founding member of the Regulators during the Lincoln County War in New Mexico, Scurlock rode alongside such men as Billy the Kid.