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Al Jennings (1863-1961) Folk Figure. Al Jennings wore many hats during his long and colorful life: cowboy, lawyer, gunslinger, train robber, jailbird, evangelist, politician, author, and finally Hollywood-hyphenate. But he was most successful at creating his own myth. "The fastest gun on the range," as he often proclaimed himself, was an even faster talker. He boasted that he killed 18 men, "and I always shot 'em in the throat so they couldn't talk back." Historians say there is no record that Jennings killed anyone. He also claimed that he bested Jesse James in a shooting match, which would have been easy since James happened to be dead at the time Jennings said the contest took place. Real desperadoes like Fred Dalton of the Dalton Gang scoffed at Jennings as "the guy who held the horses" during bank robberies, and his outlaw exploits were marked by such ineptitude that comic moments from films like "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" were based on them. Large black and white glossy photograph of Al Jennings, 14” x 11-1/2”, and real photo postcard of Jesse James and the purported Jesse James. Very good condition.
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Was He A Jesse James Style Outlaw? Or, Did He Just Hold The Horses?

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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