Old abandoned photo’s #2 : Billy the Kid

I read an interesting article about a photograph that has been authenticated to be an original tintype of Billy the Kid dated to 1878. A junk shop find costing $2 it has been valued at up to $5million ! What a fantastic find , and I think demonstrates just how precious ( not in the monetary sense) prints such as this are and more importantly provide a physical link/reminder to the past.

I cannot imagine the abandoned photographs I rescued from a shop (see previous post) are worth such a monetary fortune but that does not reduce their value to me .

Link here


Accessed 13/10/15


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