Jerry Prather
The errant pencil of Mr. Rose
Mon May 23, 13:30

Karen, I think the photo of Doc you are thinking of is probably the Noah H. Rose attempt to "restore" the photograph that Bat Masterson used in his Human Life article about Holliday. Mr. Rose also aimed his offending pencil at other Old West figures such as Morgan Earp and Billy the Kid. Photos that Rose altered, and other questionable photographs, are covered in an article by Robert McCubbin in the March 2004 issue of True West magazine.

    • Thanks for the correctionKaren M, Sun May 22 13:37
      Ok initially I was rather deflated by this revelation, but what you're saying makes sense. I love learning (which is why I thoroughly appreciate this message board), and I believe you not only author ... more
      • The errant pencil of Mr. Rose — Jerry Prather, Mon May 23 13:30
        • This was an interesting articleKaren M, Fri May 27 22:16
          Thanks for pointing it out. So is the author Robert McCubbin an old west photography specialist? I think I saw an auction of some sort where some of his photo collection was being sold…
          • Old West PhotosJerry Prather, Sat May 28 8:07
            Yes, Mr McCubbin was a major collector of Old West photos and other items. As I understand it, he and BBB bought True West magazine together. The auction took place in 2019. I attended the photo porti... more
      • Historical Fiction vs Non-FictionMike Mihaljevich, Mon May 23 7:53
        Thank you for your very warm praise. I didn't mean to take away from the enjoyment of the photographs. When someone reads a book, there's value in understanding if it's historical fiction or non-fic... more
        • Re: Historical Fiction vs Non-FictionB.J., Wed May 25 10:56
          I have noticed on Facebook and other social media that some women are using a beauty filer app. Apparently it takes an existing picture and upgrades the image to a perfect face, sans any acne, blemish... more
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