17.10.2015 Billy The Kid (BTK) or a Rare Occasion to Investigate an Alleged Lost Treasure

BTK face

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International medias are widely informing our planet of the coming auction of a photography which could become the most expensive (desirable ?) photograph on Earth. Wikipedia, Telerama in France and Reuters are quoted at the end of this article.

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The value being established on the recognition of a human character of XIXth century, BTK, by comparison with a unique photographic document. Without the match the value is 20 us $, with the match it could eventually convince some collector to be more than a million us $.

This article will not give any answer, just propose a method and quote some published comments.

Here is a list of 12 decisive but not sufficient questions which can help making an opinion:

1.  Is the picture an actual tintype as claimed : a late-1870s plate ?

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