Two Lots: CDVs of Charlie Bowdre and Wife

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CDV of Charlie Bowdre and Wife. 3 3/4" x 2 1/4", mounted to 4 1/8" x 2 1/2". Furlong, Las Vegas. photographer’s imprint on verso. Written in pencil on verso: “Charlie Bowdre”. Written in ink on verso: “Picture to Mrs. & Mr. Tom Yerby”.

Includes signed letter from former owner detailing the provenance of the CDV.

Lot 163, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $50,000-75,000.

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CDV of Charlie Bowdre and Wife (With Blood Stains). 3 1/2" x 2 1/4", mounted to 3 7/8" x 2 1/2". Denver Photographic Rooms photographer’s imprint on verso. Written in pencil on verso, “Charlie Bowdre”. Image is stained with Bowdre’s own blood.

Robert McCubbin purchased this photograph from Jarvis Garrett (Pat Garrett’s son) in 1975. Jarvis said it was taken from Bowdre’s body by his father after Garrett’s posse killed Bowdre and captured The Kid at Stinking Springs.

Lot 164, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25-26, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Estimate $75,000-125,000.