Butch Cassidy and Harry Longabaugh (aka the 'Sundance Kid') were notorious Western outlaws of the 1890s-1900s who were rendered into romantic icons courtesy Robert Redford and Paul Newman. I did not realize these two scalawags had any connection to New York City until I watched this clip from tonight's PBS American Experience documentary on the adventurous criminals:
Here is the photo of Longabaugh and Etta Place, taken at De Young's photo studio at 815 Broadway:
This is not New York City related in anyway, but I just loved finding this headline in an 1898 issue of the Salt Lake City Herald
The American Experience film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid debuts tonight on PBS, 9 pm EST. Check your local listings.