April 11, 2022

New photograph of "Soapy" Smith?

'SOAPY' SMITH AND TWO COLLEAGUES
Object ID 2017.6.350
Courtesy of Salvation Army Museum of the West

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New photograph of "Soapy" Smith?
NOT EVEN CLOSE.
 
     A B & W photograph, said to be of Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, and two colleagues. Soapy is in the middle, marked with an "X." The photo was taken in Alaska, exact location unknown.
     Soapy grew his beard in 1889 after the shootout at the Pocatello, Idaho) train depot. He remained bearded for the remainder of his life. 
 
SOURCE: Salvation Army Museum of the West.
Link to the photograph.








 

  





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