If You Didn't Know Any Better, You'd Think This Was Just a Regular Antique Picture
by N/A, 8 years ago |
2 min read
After purchasing an old photograph from a junk shop for $2, Randy Guijarro, A California antiques collector, made an amazing discovery.Â
Randy Guijarro, pictured below, purchased this old tintype photograph in an antique store.
Randy and his wife are standing on the same ground the photo was taken.
After nearly a year of research, experts have indeed confirmed that the photo not only pictures infamous outlaw Billy the Kid...
After some close inspection, Guijarro turned the photograph over to Kagin's, a company that specializes in Western US memorabilia.
But also his gang, the Regulators. To the left is Billy the Kid, wearing his famous top hat.
Billy and his gang are playing a game of croquet.
Though the people in the photo looked remarkably like Billy and his gang, experts also had to investigate the setting to make sure everything matched up.
They confirmed the photo to be set at a New Mexico ranch. The owner of the ranch, John Tunstall, had hired Billy and his gang to defend the place from his adversaries.
This is only the second known photo of Billy the Kid to be discovered, and is a landmark in American historical studies. Pictured below is the photo that was previously thought to be the only existing photo.
What an exciting time in American History.