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Jeff Morey
Lake's source..
Sat Aug 5, 2017 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 images. Glenn Boyer claimed he had obtained a previously unknown photo of Morg. To lend credence to his "new" Morgan Earp photo, Glenn alleged that all of the previously published photos of Morg derived from an image that had been drawn. I expect he did this because the man pictured in his "new" Morgan photo was obviously not the same man presented in the earlier published photos. The problem with Boyer's allegation are twofold: 1.) the Lake papers indicate the Morgan Earp photo reproduced in "Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal" came from Josephine Earp. There is a Lake letter to Josephine where he indicates he has received the Morgan Earp photo. And, 2.) The Morgan Earp photo reproduced in Lake's book shows no evidence of having been drawn or retouched in any way. It is not derived from the Noah Rose version.

My Best,

Jeff Morey

  • Hey, BJCasey Tefertiller, Fri Aug 4 16:23
    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... more
    • Lake's source.. — Jeff Morey, Sat Aug 5 15:22
      • 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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