The only authenticated photo of a wild west legend fetches way more than expected
There are a lot of things that can make a photograph fetch big dollars at auction. They can be the work of famous photographers or just be visually incredible. But, it's the content of this photograph that prompted an energy company executive to write a huge check. It's the only authenticated photograph of wild west gunslinger Billy the Kid.
According to the Yahoo! article, the photo was only expected to fetch $400,000 at most, but the final bid hit $2 million, plus a $300,000 buyer's premium, making it one of the most expensive photographs ever sold.