Rare Photos of Bonnie and Clyde at the End of Their Lives

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Bonnie and Clyde were America’s dangerous sweethearts. They robbed banks, gasoline stations and stores. They killed police officers. Their notoriety captivated the entire nation. But Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, reared in the West Dallas slums, may have been their biggest fans.

The Depression-era America was enamored with these love-struck outlaws. But historians say, the life of Bonnie and Clyde on the run was far from glamorous. They were clumsy criminals. They didn’t always rob banks, often resorting to stealing small sums of cash from mom-and-pop stores, living out of their stolen cars.

On May 23, 1934, Texas Ranger captain Frank Hamer and his team tracked down Bonnie and Clyde in Louisiana. They set themselves up to ambush the couple on Highway 54. Based on official document, 107 rounds of bullets were shot in less than 2 minutes. Many bullets shot through the car, both bodies, then out the other side. Bonnie and Clyde had been hit 50 times each. And just like that, America’s dangerous lovers were gone. The long awaited justice for America had been served.

Below are rare photos of the ambush aftermath from PDNB Gallery that show the get away car, Texas Ranger Captain, Frank Hamer, and a post mortem of the couple.

Barrow’s stolen Ford V8, 1934

Clyde Barrow, 1934

The bodies of Bonnie and Clyde, 1934

The jacket of the infamous Clyde Barrow, 1934

Bonnie Parker, 1934

Clyde’s bullet riddled Ford V8 Sedan with Texas rangers in the background, 1934

The automobile of Bonnie and Clyde, 1934

Clyde Barrow’s criminal record, 1934

Former Texas ranger, Frank Hamer, and the posse that ended the lives of the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, 1934

Bonnie and Clyde, kissing and embracing, 1933


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