Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Billy the Kid's Shirt: Anchors Away!?

October 16, 2013
   Worked this morning on the Kid's bibbed shirt. Sent up this reference to Prescott Valley and Bronzesmith this morning:

We can see the piping on Billy's fireman shirt clearly in the tintype:

Well, anyway, those of us who study this little credit-card-sized piece of tin see the piping clearly. What we can't see very good is the alleged anchor in the shield of the shirt. Some people see a dragon:

Here's what I see:

And here's a closer look at the "anchor":

And here's what I think I see:

I think there is also a design on the collar, perhaps stars? What do you see?

"Anchors Away!"
—Billy purists