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Casey Tefertiller
Hey, BJ
Fri Aug 4, 2017 16:23
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BJ,

Not sure I have a great answer. I believe that Dodge said he looked like Morgan Earp because he looked like Morgan Earp, and they were sometimes confused for each other. As to the pictures, my understanding is that the picture of Morgan was used by Lake, which would likely indicate its authenticity. I understand that the supposed “drawing” was done by Noah Rose, who would take old picture and enhance them, sort of like airbrushing in a later era. This would mean taking a faded picture and artistically filling in areas to bring out stronger features. This has been a subject of debate by historians and journalists for years. At some newspapers where I worked, it was standard practice to take a photo to the art department to highlight it and make it look better in print.

  • Hey Casey..B.J., Thu Aug 3 17:01
    Years ago when I first read the Fred Dodge book. I seem to remember him saying that he had no pictures of himself to publish but he also said he looked a lot like Morgan Earp? Which picture of Morgan ... more
    • Hey, BJ — Casey Tefertiller, Fri Aug 4 16:23
      • Lake's source..Jeff Morey, Sat Aug 5 15:22
        B.J. and Casey, It is true that Noah Rose had a fairly large collection of gunfighter photos many of which had been crudely retouched. Rose's Morgan Earp photo was one of those heavily retouched... more
        • Re: Lake's source..Bob Cash, Sun Aug 6 21:09
          Thank you, Jeff. Good to see your expert opinion on this board.
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