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Dead Man's Hand by DefiantHeart Dead Man's Hand by DefiantHeart
On August 2, 1876, while playing poker at Nuttal & Mann's Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood (then part of the Dakota Territory but on Indian land), Wild Bill Hickok could not find an empty seat in the corner, where he always sat in order to protect himself against sneak attacks from behind, and instead sat with his back to the door. His paranoia was prescient: he was shot in the back of the head with a .45-caliber revolver by Jack McCall. Legend has it that Hickok, playing poker when he was shot, was holding a pair of aces and a pair of eights of the black suits (sometimes considered "bullets"), with the fifth card disputed. The fifth card was either unknown, or some say that it had not yet been dealt. The game was interrupted by Hickok getting shot. [link]
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TheCrookedFox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Very cool.
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slawler114 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Great work! I'm interested in using this for a tattoo, but only with your permission of course :)

I could also send a photo of the final result if that's okay. What do you say? :D
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MajesticElk22 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Ohmg. I just realized a while ago, that i was born, on the exact same day that Hickok was shot in Deadwood! :+fav: That is so cool! :D
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J4CKTH3J0K3R Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
love this pic. can i use this pic for a video on youtube? you'll be credited in the video for the picture. the video will be ace of spades in a jokerized mix.
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DefiantHeart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Sure thing.
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lunarstudioxk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I thought he had a queen as a kicker
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FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, nice depiction! The skulls are a nice touch, even the blood ..:bleh:
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fireilluminator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Man... this IS... AWESOME!!!
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DefiantHeart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Thank you :)
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X-Werewolves-Rule-X Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
heh... this is one of my favorite urban legends. good job, dude. (or dudette)
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