Historical Photos of the American West.

ELMER MCCURDY

mentalfloss

There was a bandit named Elmer McCurdy that had a long life… after death. He robbed a horse and a few dollars, and died when he was trying to escape…

MOMIFIED

truththeory

… the Funeral Home director used a very strong preservative solution in McCurdy’s body, and since no one came to reclaim it (and of course, to pay for the funeral) he put the body on display…