Billy the Kid Photograph Sells for $2.3 Million

“A 130-year-old photo, billed as the only authenticated picture of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid, sold for $2.3 million at a Denver auction Saturday night,” according to CNN. The winning bidder was William Koch.

Yes, he’s the brother to the more famous Koch brothers of conservative politics. But still just as filthy rich.

His Oxbow Carbon, which has holdings in everything from petroleum to paper products, does some $4 billion annually in sales.

William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid and originally born as Henry McCarty, was just 21-years-old when he was gunned down by a sheriff.

The tintype seen to the right is believed to have been taken between 1879 and 1880 in Fort Sumner, NM.

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