...might well be in question. It's hard to be sure about some of these things, but in painting them I studied their features carefully with a magnifying glass and compared what was available. However, the photo does demonstrate their dress style when not out roping and appears reasonable.
I felt confident in the connection. Both men were fairly short, five foot seven or so and very slight difference in their appearance except Frank had a more hardened expression than Tom. Tom demonstrated an easier nature. Comparing features of the sisters was also compatible.
I didn't use the casket reference much. Too distorted, but Frank favoured the 'Imperial,' the little diamond shaped beard under the bottom lip as did Tom at the time.
However, when I painted them, I dressed them as ranchers.
Joyce ... I see Paul Johnson has detailed their apparel so I needn't have mentioned the chaps ... is the "dressed to the nines" photo, the one of them in their caskets? ... rather extreme way to impre... more
I am with you on the Ganzhorn. I had it analyzed , compared to the known portrait
photos and was told by a forensic expert that the angles were wrong to make any kind of positive ID but that the two... more
Pam ... like I mentioned, I'm sure there are plenty of fashion and photography experts in the US who aren't entangled in the eBay-Wikipedia charlatanism ... there are certainly plenty of "experts" ove... more
Mark Boardman: Nineteen-year-old Billy, on the right, is significantly taller than Frank and Tom (Ben Traywick believes the youngster was about 6‘2“).
Next to him is Tom; his specially-made casket ... more