$2.3 Million Paid for Billy the Kid Photograph

Last Saturday night, at The Old West Show & Auction, the only authenticated photograph of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid was sold for $2.3 million to billionaire William Koch.  The tintype of Billy the Kid, or Henry McCarty, was estimated to bring in $300,000-400,000.  But soon after the bidding started the cost shot up to over $1 million!

The Kid reportedly paid 25 cents to pose for the tintype in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, circa 1880.

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