1930s Bonnie & Clyde Quintessential Press Photo Restrike from 1963 of these Notorious Bank Robbers

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious American criminals who gained infamy during the Great Depression era of the 1930s. They became infamous for their romanticized portrayal as outlaw lovers and their string of robberies, murders, and other criminal activities.

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker was born on October 1, 1910, in Rowena, Texas. Clyde Chestnut Barrow was born on March 24, 1909, in Telico, Texas. They met in Texas in 1930 and began a tumultuous relationship that would later lead them into a life of crime.

Together with other members of their gang, including Clyde's brother Buck Barrow and Buck's wife Blanche, Bonnie and Clyde robbed banks, gas stations, and small stores across several states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Louisiana. Their criminal spree often involved shootouts with law enforcement, resulting in the deaths of several police officers and civilians.

Their notoriety grew due to their evasive tactics, their ability to escape law enforcement, and their public image as rebels fighting against the establishment during a time of economic hardship. However, their criminal activities also led to a massive manhunt by law enforcement agencies across the United States.

The crime spree of Bonnie and Clyde came to a violent end on May 23, 1934, near Sailes, Louisiana, when law enforcement officers ambushed their car and riddled it with bullets, killing both Bonnie and Clyde. The ambush was carried out by a group of law enforcement officers led by Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who had been tracking the duo for months.

Despite their violent and criminal lifestyle, Bonnie and Clyde have been romanticized in popular culture through books, movies, and songs, portraying them as symbols of rebellion and outlaw romance. However, their true story is one of tragedy and violence, leaving a dark mark on American history during the tumultuous times of the Great Depression.

Offered is a restrike of a photo (see newspaper grab we’ve shown in photo 3) of the Romeo & Juliet of True Crime.  This was the snapshot found in an apartment that they fled from in Joplin, Missouri in 1934 while they were on a crime spree that terrorized the Midwest.  Stamped on the back from 1963 and then again in 1971. 

Fantastic 7” x 9.5” vintage press photo that ran in newspapers all across the country.  This would be considered a vintage TYPE IV photograph.  Historic!!

Item: 13425

Price: $295.00
1930s Bonnie & Clyde Quintessential Press Photo Restrike from 1963 of these Notorious Bank Robbers