Billy The Kid Image
June 27, 2011 by Post Team
Billy The Kid Image, One of the last surviving images of Billy the Kid to look more and 2 million at auction in Denver this weekend. The unidentified bidder forked and 2.3 million to bring home the tintype image of the villain of the 19th century, whose real name was William Henry McCarty.
The organizers of the auction image initially estimated would bring in about 300,000 and 400,000 and al. The photo shows Billy the Kid wearing a black hat and holding a Winchester rifle with a Colt pistol holstered on his hip. The snapshot is believed to have been taken in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, during 1879 or 1880 – before he began his career in which gunmen killed eight to 22 people, according to legend.
That is reportedly the only authentic, the image of surviving outside the law.
The only authentic photograph of Billy the Kid was auctioned for 2.3 million and Saturday, reports Reuters. The photo is expected to sell for 400,000. The final sale price includes a premium and 300,000 buyers.
The successful buyer was William Koch, one of the sons of Fred Koch, founder of Koch Industries. William founded Oxbow, and is an amateur Wild West. Plans to allow museums to display the photo before you enjoy. Those who enjoy the Wild West history can be expected to William stick to your guns with this, and allows various museums throughout the county to show the photo. This will enable a new generation to enjoy the history of the Far West. It would be great if this photo can travel through the United States, stopping at least one museum in each state before coming to rest on its new permanent home. This would allow the maximum number of people the opportunity to see this picture extremely rare.
This photo is a tintype, a mirror image produced in sheet metal. This process allowed the photos are available for many people, not just the upper classes, and also because of the material used, the metal instead of glass, which could easily be mailed without the threat of rupture.
Even for fans of the Wild West and the history buffs, and 2.3 million for the photo seems a bit pricey! That said, Billy the Kid is well known both in the United States and internationally, capturing the imagination of many. Immortalized in “Young Guns” and “Young Guns II,” Adventures of Billy the Kid lend themselves to the myths of the Wild West.
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