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These are outlaws who were shot and killed in the Old West. Taking photographs of dead outlaws was a common practice: My own great-grandfather, whose father was a Marshall, had many of these types of photos in his family album.

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This is part of the Dalton Gang they were ambushed in Coffey , Kansas during a robbery.
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The link leads to wiki ped ia
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Dalton gang following the 1892 Coffeyville, Kansas raid. Left to right: Bill Power; Bob Dalton; Grat Dalton, Dick Broadwell
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Serious question here, not a joke but if the gang pictured above was ambushed and shot and killed why are they all in handcuffs?
Jul 13, 2016 · Reply
I don't think that is handcuffs, but their hands were tied together like that to hold them in place. I've seen it in other photos with explanations.
Jul 13, 2016 · Reply
Magnifying glass looking at the pic looks like handcuffs - especially on the fellow at the far right - notice the shiny reflection. Still possibly put on after death (to hold hands together.)
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