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Daniel Buck
Re: Billy the Kid Mystery Solved!???
Sun Jul 29, 2018 13:49

Jerry. Thanks. I think I saw that image some time ago, but I do not recall the circumstances. Marc Geyer, the narrator and perhaps agent/seller for the photo's owner, is a tad misleading in dropping Brian Lebel's name. Lebel hosts shows that included many different vendors selling thousands of items. I think what Geyer meant to say -- that is, what he should have said -- is that he was a vendor at Lebel's show. Doubtful Lebel had any direct link to Geyer's photo. Nor, as you point out, does Geyer say what happened to the image, probably because no one bought it.

I agree the lad does not looks much like Billy. Nor does Geyer provide any convincing provenance.

Overlaying and morphing one photo into another, which takes up a chunk of Geyer's video, is not much more than a magic trick. At one point Geyer says that the "mouth is in the same area." Well, I suppose it would be on most people, below the nose and above the chin. He also says everything "completely lines up," which if you were watching closely was patently untrue. He's conducting an illusion.

In fact, even if they were the same person, not everything would line up. The nature of photographs generally, and even more true where one person is standing straight up and the other has a cocked head, arm on a rifle, and is slightly akimbo. Dan

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    • Re: Billy the Kid Mystery Solved!??? — Daniel Buck, Sun Jul 29 13:49
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