Billy The Kid Tintype Wm Henry Mccarty Age 15 - Old West American Treasure
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Billy The Kid Tintype Wm Henry Mccarty Age 15 - Old West American Treasure:
Hi welcome to this epic discovery. It really happened like a miracle. The odds are nearly impossible that i would be able to make a discovery like this but it happened and i am certain that with a little research into the image you will indeed conclude its authentic. Why ? Sothebys, christies, selkirks all seem tripped up on authorship and provenance. Which is nonsense. If you can deduce authenticity with common sense, logic, and science then so be it.
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I purchased a lot of daguerreotypes from an estate sale here in marshall missouri last may 2019. A few months later sold three of the nicer boxed daguerreotypes on for 40$.
Just recently i had a wonderful strange turn of events in which i was remixing a william s. Burroughs spoken word selection about bloody bill andersons routing of boone county missouri. the same time i was perusing my ephemera collection looking for items to sell. I started thinking of doc holliday and billy the kid when i saw this tintype. I looked up and found the famous cowboy and gun pose of billy the kid. compared it to the other billy the kid tintype i have for sale and was amazed at the similarities. The eyes, eyebrows, nostrils, shoulders, jawline matched perfectly. The cowboy shot has an opened mouth while this had a closed mouth. Also the cowboy shot had a hat which jutted out his ears a bit.
I went on to use ipad art app to layer transluscent images on top of each other and i can say with 99.9% certainty that i have two billy the kid tintypes. The others i sold was a young boy(most likely another william bonney portrait) a woman (presumably his mother) and an older woman (his grandmother)
These american treasures need to go to the highest buyer so as to preserve and protect them. The provenance or authorship is matter of fact purchased in a lot from an estate sale in marshall missouri may 2019. With inquiry i can provide images of the daguerreotypes sold from the same lot and address of the location of estate.
If they dont sell thats alright too. I can at least rest knowing that the images themselves are out there for the future to consider and validate.
Feel free to send offers. Museums and public organizations will be considered over the private collector.