Bonnie and Clyde are undoubtedly the most famous bank robbers in all of history, as their hair raising exploits across Depression era America enamoured the public and ensured that they went down in history.
Their two year bank robbing and murder spree lasted from 1932 until 1934, when the pair were gunned down on Highway 54 in Louisiana, where police officers pumped them full of 107 rounds of ammo in two minutes. Thanks for the memories.
Now, an exhibition in Texas is showing photographs from that fateful day which have apparently never been seen before. They include their bullet-riddled car, the couple’s bloody bodies on the gurney after each being struck by 50 bullets, the arresting officers and a previously undeveloped picture of the couple smooching. Check them out on this page and here’s what galley director Burt Finger had to say about it all:
There are certain outlaws that become iconic, like Billy the Kid, Al Capone and others, who live on forever.
Bonnie and Clyde were certainly that, they were both handsome people, were nobodies, and they robbed banks at a time when banks were not loved by everyone.
They had eluded capture for many years, their apprehension was strategic and tactical, it worked like a military operation.
It was planned out to the letter, officers didn’t want Bonnie and Clyde to get away and to potentially go on to kill other police officers and civilians.
Some of the photographs are gory, they were killed in a horrible manner, but they were killers too – I’m like a doctor and look at them in a clinical way.
I guess that’s one way to look at them because they are pretty gory. Still, if you’re gonna live like a legend then you might as well die like one, and it looks like that’s exactly what this pair did.
h/t Sick Chirpse