Billy the Kid photo sells for $2.3m



The one-and-only authenticated photograph of Billy the Kid sold for $2.3 million at an auction in Denver, Colorado .This rare Billy the Kid photo was believed to have been taken in 1879 or 1880 and costed William Henry McCarty (Billy The Kid’s actual name) around $0.25.

“130 years ago, legendary outlaw Billy the Kid had his “picture made” in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, posing for what is now considered the most recognizable photo of the American West. A single, original tintype is the only authenticated photo of the Kid in existence today.”

The winning bidder was billionaire William Koch who founded Oxbow Carbon.

[Source: Denveroldwest / CNN ]


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