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Jesse James, Robert Ford, & the Tintype by Mark David Bampton

Employing scientific forensic analysis, Mark David Bampton of Great Britain further debunks the Bob Ford/Jesse James photo hoax made infamous by tintype seller Sandy Mills, artist Lois Gibson, and their enablers.                             

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Mark Bampton
Mark David Bampton of Ampthill, England

“I was born and have always lived in the UK. Since 2000, I have lived in Ampthill, which is a small Georgian town in Bedfordshire.

“From my formative years, I was interested in a mixture of the arts and technical subjects, moving on to complete an art foundation course. There I decided to pursue a career in industrial design, combining both artistic and technical demands.

“My career progressed into product engineering and development. I became interested in quality management and moved into this discipline through establishing management systems and achieving ISO9001 certification for my employers. This included some project management.

“I have always worked in manufacturing industries, involving automotive accessories, motorcycle and industrial safety equipment, though the majority of my time has been spent in the medical device manufacturing industry.”


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Design, Class 2 (1) Honours

  • Diploma in Management Studies, with Distinction

  • Prince 2 Project Management


Techniques of Jesse James Con Artists

If Jesse James didn’t die, neither did Michael Jackson. Here’s a technique used by faux historians and con artists to deny the existence of factual history. The techniques are as good today as they were back then.

UPDATE Feb. 20, 2016:  The techniques of con artists who pretend to be authenticators of historical images resurfaced again in October of 2015. The Bob Ford/Jesse James photo hoax was engineered by forensic artist Lois Gibson who claimed a tintype image was that of Bob Ford and Jesse James. As it happens, con artists attract other con artists. This became evident in the cabal of hoaxers Gibson was able to draw to her sham. Also evident in Gibsons’s hoax is the fact that hoaxers suffer from compulsion. Shortly after the Bob Ford/Jesse James hoax, Gibson engineered a new hoax with regard to an image Gibson claimed was of bluesman Robert Johnson. Her hoax met with considerable objection.