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    The infamous outlaw, Billy the Kid, was also known as William H. Bonney. He is a legendary outlaw in the Wild West time era. Billy apparently killed one person for each year of his life, making the total of 21 people. People close to him believed he became an outlaw out of necessity not by choice.

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    Only Known Authenticated Photograph of Billy the Kid, c.1879 -‘The only known authenticated portrait of the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid has sold for $2.3m (£1.4m) at auction in Denver, in the US state of Colorado. The tintype – an early form of photo using metal plates – is believed to have been taken in 1879 or 1880 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

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    The Only Authenticated Picture Of Billy The Kid, C. 1879

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BILLY THE KID (William H. Bonney, William Henry McCarty, 1859-1881). American gunman and frontier outlaw. Legend claims he killed 21 men, but most likely it was somewhere between 4 to 9. Relatively unknown during his brief lifetime, his status grew to legendary proportions after his death at age 21. The Kid was killed by lawman Pat Garrett.

Only confirmed photograph of Billy the Kid--Family says we are related to him.

Billy The Kid's Death Warrant Lincoln, New Mexico by davev704, via Flickr

Possible tintype of Billy the Kid

Dead Outlaws Images Old West | NM gov. declines to pardon outlaw Billy the Kid | News Tribune

Ingram Billie's family portrait 1910, Seminole (?) by windonthewater, via Flickr

Pat Garrett's wife, holding the gun he used to kill Billy the Kid

Laura Bullion was a female outlaw of the Old West. Most sources indicate Bullion was born of German and Native American heritage. Laura Bullion was a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang; her cohorts were fellow outlaws, including the Sundance Kid, "Black Jack" Ketchum, and Kid Curry.

Pat F. Garrett 1850 - 1908. Called the most famous Westerner of his time. He was Rancher, Businessman and Peace Officer. In 1881, as sherriff of Lincoln County, he killed the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt appointed him Collector of Customs at El Paso in 1901. On Feb 29, 1908, Garrett was murdered by a cowboy in a dispute near Las Cruces, N.M. Inset: a Colt .44 Frontier pistol, the model of pistol that Garrett used for when he shot to death Billy the Kid.

Billy the Kid: (1859– 1881) real name William McCarty has become one of the legendary figures of the Wild West. His mother was an Irish immigrant who grew up in Ireland and raised her son in a New York slum before heading out west.