• Robert Arvanitis

    Billy the Kid

    • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

      Nope, but that’s a very good guess.  I also thought he was a gunslinger, but he’s not….

  • Robert Arvanitis


  • Danny Lemieux

    He’s a man of measured depth far deeper than this photo suggests. 

  • Beth

    …of American Indian descent?

    • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

      So far as I can tell, no Native American blood. Seems to be all Anglo-Irish. 

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Here’s a hint:  he was Southerner, although not from the Deep South. 

  • sabawa

    I know who it is.   Tom and Huck were his ideas.  Yes?  No?

  • pakurilecz

    Samuel Clemens  aka Mark Twain

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Yes, you two are right. It was only after I already knew that I realized that the eyes were the giveaway. They didn’t change. 

  • jj

    I happen to know the picture, but you’re absolutely right.  Look at any of the ‘classic’ pictures from later years, white suit, white hair and moustache – same eyes.  Unchanging, never dimmed.

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

    I thought he might be the guy who went after Secretary Seward during the Lincoln assassination – can’t remember his name, but they hanged him later.

  • Wolf Howling

    And here I thought it was a young Steven Segal.  Hmmmm.  Perhaps I should have taken Segal’s famous advice, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”  Or was that . . . . nevermind.

  • Danny Lemieux

    What I would like to know is how and why this good-looking guy decided that he wanted to look like Albert Einstein in his later years. 

  • Ellen

    Look up a picture of Hermann Rorschach if you want to be surprised.  He looked very much like Brad Pitt

    • SADIE

      They look like identical twins.

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

    Lewis Powell was the name I was trying to remember….Wikipedia has an article about him, including a photo when he was in custody on the USS Saugus.

    Hmmmmmmm….I pasted in the photo, and it appears until I “Preview” it – then it’s not there anymore.  Ah well. 
    They hanged the conspirators in custody on July 7, 1865….just under three months after the assassination.  How things have changed!!

    • Gringo

      Looks like we posted at the same time.