During WWII, soldiers were known to take precious family photos (or Pinup Girl photos) and put them under clear grips of their 1911 pistols - called Sweetheart Grips. Many of the grips were made from pieces of broken plastic windows from bombers.
This Frontier Model Colt was taken from Frank Stilwell's body. It is a caliber single action serial number The intriguing aspect of this gun is it could possibly be the Morgan Earp murder weapon. Photo courtesy of Harry Stewart.
1 April 1934 Three Texas Highway motorcycle patrolmen, Edward Bryan Wheeler, H.D. Murphy and Polk Ivy (pictured) were traveling northwest on Highway 114 and Dove Road, just west of Grapevine. They had cruised past a black Ford V8 with yellow wheels parked on a side road. Ivy continued on to Rhome (or Roanoke, which was the halfway point), while Murphy and Wheeler turned around to investigate, unknowing that they were about to have a fatal meeting with Bonnie and Clyde.
A film shot by posse member Ted Hinton just minutes after Bonnie and Clyde were fatally ambushed by officers near Gibsland, Louisiana, on May My grandpa got to see the bodies as they were being hauled out.