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BUTCH CASSIDY & ELZY LAY

“He [Butch Cassidy] was a tall, good – looking cowboy, with a dark complexion, a neatly trimmed moustache and quick, intelligent eyes.”

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(David Everitt, “‪Legends: The Story of the Sundance Kid”)‬

“Elzy Lay was a very handsome young man. He was tall and slim and had a dark complexion”

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(Ronald W. Lackmann, “Women of the Western Frontier in Fact, Fiction, and Film”)

Dark = partially or wholly black

Complexion = ‬the hue or appearance of the skin and especially of the face

This photo was taken by John Swartz circa 1900…

John Swartz was a photographer in Fort Worth, Texas, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries…

He is notable for taking portraits of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang of outlaws…

Robert LeRoy Parker better known as Butch Cassidy, was a U.S. train robber and bank robber, and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the “Wild Bunch” in the American Old West…

William Ellsworth “Elzy” Lay was an outlaw of the Old West in the United States…

He was a member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch…

Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch was one of the loosely organized outlaw gangs operating out of the Hole-in-the-Wall, near Kaycee in Wyoming, a natural fortress with caves, with a narrow entrance which was constantly guarded…

Sometimes the gang was referred to as the ‘Hole in the Wall Gang’…

This was during the Old West era in the United States…

The gang was led by Butch Cassidy, and it included his closest friend Elzy Lay…

Elzy Lay was Cassidy’s best friend and assisted Cassidy in leading the Wild Bunch gang…

By wmb3331

Isaiah Israel is a graduate of the University of Hawaii Pacific with a bachelors in Psychology and a deep love for history in which he believes that when you know the past you can understand the present and predict the future course of man and mankind and is the author of the best selling ebook The White Man's Burden Of Lies and Deceit.

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