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Only Known Signed Photograph of Blanche Barrow
BARROW, Blanche (   -1988).  American robber. One of the five members of the Barrow Gang that also consisted of Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, a gas station attendant William Daniel Jones and Blanche’s husband Buck Barrow.  This gang pulled off many holdups of banks, stores, federal armory and gas stations. They killed police and marshals.  Known for their wild shootouts with lawmen using shot guns and machine guns. This gang killed two lawmen while fighting their way out of a trap in April 1933. In July 1933, a hundred man posse surrounded the Barrow Gang while they were having a picnic in Dexter, Iowa. Buck died of six bullet wounds, Blanche was captured and Bonnie and Clyde escaped wounded. The Barrows were well known as snap shot fanatics and at one point taking a photo of a captured Marshal.  After the movie Bonnie & Clyde was produced Blanche Barrow sued the studio as she was being generally portrayed as a simpleton.  Photograph, Brownie camera type, 3”x4.5”, full length of Blanche Barrow wearing an ankle length dress. On the verso is a lengthy A.L.S. written to “Mother” (Connie T. Barrow) Clyde and Buck’s mother who Blanche always referred to her as Mother. Blanche writes: “Taken the next day after the bandage was taken off my eye, the 17th October (1934). Am sending this with love to all the family. Mother I wish you would send me all the negatives to my pictures so I can have them developed and put in a book while I am here to look at.  It will help pass the time away but be sure to address it to Mrs. Blanche Barrow, Box 47, Reg.#43654. Farm One.”  The bottom white margin of the photo has been very slightly trimmed otherwise in fine condition. This is the first time this Rare photograph has been offered on the market as it comes directly from the Barrow family. Included is a photocopy of Blanche in prison with the bandage over her eye and a copy of a sworn affidavit of facts dated 19 November 1993 which bears signatures of Marie Barrow and two grandchildren...........................$8,500.00




















Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com