Billy the Kid, American gunman and outlaw, c1877-1881 (1954). Born Henry McCarty, Billy the Kid became on of the West's most notorious figures. He also went by the alias William H Bonney. He was actively involved in the conflict in New Mexico that became known as the Lincoln County War. Legend has it that McCarty killed 21 men, one for each year of his life, although most historians believe this number to be an exaggeration of the truth. He was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, on 14th July 1881. A print from the Pictorial History of the Wild West, by James D Horan and Paul Sann, Spring Books, London, 1954.
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