Richard Allen Jones Jr.

Rich Jones
Rich Jones

A smile can last forever, in the hearts of family, friends and even strangers. That’s one of the many life lessons Rich left with us. It makes me realize how appropriate his name, Rich.

Each day when I think of his passing I thank God for having a great friend, brother and teacher who enriched my life in so many ways.

Travel well, hombre.




Release Date:   3/10/14

RE:   New Jesse James photos on exhibit

Who:   RJ Pastore – Featured in two History Channel documentaries for solving the mystery of Jesse James and the ruse to fake his death. RJ Pastore /316.461.1118 /

Youtube trailer:

What: Original Historic Photo Collection


When: While the journey has taken over a decade, the collection was only recently revealed to the public on the website. Since last August 2013 the site is approaching 100,000 visitors. Currently it receives about 1000 hits a day. The average time spent viewing some of the 30 pages is about 20 minutes. All of our traffic is by word of mouth as there is no chatter on the web blogs so far.

Why:   I wanted to reunited all of the family photos in to one collection and find an appropriate home for a permanent exhibit. Until then, the web is a fine venue to share a small portion on the hundreds in my private collection.

How:   My past forensics and archaeological investigations were the skills that gave me the insight to use a scientific approach in the search. The allegory of scraping away layers of sediments is akin to sorting through layers of history saved in family photos. Going back in time through the changing technologies from paper prints, Carte de Viste (CDV’s), tintypes, glass plate Daguerreotype, subject matter, facial comparison software analysis, related materials, locality a few of the criteria used.

Provenance: For some unknown reason the chain of custody has become paramount in validating historic photos. Almost any other areas of historic materials stand on their own for what they are. A famous painting, even unsigned work stands alone. A Faberge egg or Tiffany lamp, Lalique glass, if genuine do not need a provenance.

This collections establishes a strong chain of evidence connecting the images to the know subject shown in the photos. There is further triangulation of evidence in their connection to other photos repeatedly showing the same subjects.

A call to action:You are invited to tour my amazing James gang photos. There are many startling revelations that come to light within these pages of original photos. As you will see, there were in fact 3 sets of Frank and Jesse James.  What’s so astounding is that they had their photo taken all together in one portrait. I’ve posted many stunning images of the Younger brother with Billy the Kid, the Ford brothers and Doc Holiday.

This expose’ will create quite an uproar among traditional historians. I have spent the past 10 plus years shaking up the Jesse James genre, but this will surely blow the lid off the century old murder mystery. Have a look about and let me know your thoughts.


RJ Pastore

Triple Gangers

This compelling photograph featuring 3 different sets of brothers. All of them are first cousins and sharing the same sets of names. Some will say unlikely, improbable and unreasonable to consider.

Yet the fact remains, these men did exist, were all 1st cousins and shared the same names, Frank and Jesse James.

From left to right, seated: Jesse Mason James, Jesse Robert James, Jesse Woodson James.

Standing L to R: Robert Franklin James, Sylvester Franklin James, Alexander Franklin James.

The photo is the double edge sword that not only proves there were three sets of brothers James, but graphically proves the man on the left is the murder victim. That is exactly what the middle Jesse claimed at age 100. Finally, the photo corroborates RJ Pastore’s investigation, proving that Jesse Woodson James faked his death and lived happily ever after until age 88.

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J. Frank Dalton

Marking another milestone of record visitor traffic, now at 75,000 hits.

Here’s an excerpt from the the J. Frank Dalton page. Just added an note about the stand off at the depot.

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There was an armed standoff  at the train depot between Sheriff Timberlake and detectives from Kansas City. The Sheriff and deputized James Gang members were moving the body to Kearney, against the orders of the Governor and DA. The Detectives were vastly outnumbered and the conductor walked up and said, “Now take it easy boys, no need to pull your pops out here”. It was enough for cooler heads to prevail, and the James Gang left with the body.

A coincidence that Dalton had a photo taken in his conductor’s hat, perhaps.