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Marshall Bond Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-118

Scope and Content

All material in this collection is related to Billy the Kid. Included are portraits of "The Kid," Manuela and Charlie Bowdre, Pat Garret, and the Chisum brothers: John (known as 'The Cow King"), Pitzer, Jim, and Jeff. Also includes photos taken in 1926 of Miguel A. Otero, Deluvina Maxwell, Marshall Bond, and others. Some of these were published in Otero's book "The Real Billy the Kid." Other images show John Tunstall's store in Lincoln and a poster stating: "Notice! To thieves, thugs, fakirs, and Bunko -steerers ... ," dated 1882. Negatives, some unprinted, include gravesites of Billy the Kid, Pete and Lucien Maxwell, the homes of the McSween, Montano, Patron families; and a view of White Oaks, New Mexico.


  • 1880-1926

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Marshall Bond was born in Virginia in 1867. In 1926, he visited Lincoln County, New Mexico with his son, Marshall Jr., Miguel A. Otero (Governor of New Mexico), and Otero's wife. During this trip he interviewed and photographed the survivors of the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid's gang.


39 items (1 folder) : 19 photographic prints and 20 photonegatives

Language of Materials



All material in this collection is related to Billy the Kid.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 2. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Collection Available Online

Some images from the Marshall Bond Photograph Collection are available online included in New Mexico's Digital Collections website.

Related Archival Material

Miguel A. Otero Photograph Collectioin Center for Southwest Research. University Libraries. University of New Mexico. Prints of some negatives in the Bond Collection are also found in the Miguel A. Otero Photograph Collection.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Marshall Bond Collection.


Contact Information

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. MSC05 3020, 1, University of New Mexico
  3. Center for Southwest Research
  4. Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  5. Phone: 505-277-7173
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Finding Aid of the Marshall Bond Photograph Collection, 1880-1926
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131