Jesse James Photo Potentially Worth Millions Discovered!

Wow, pay attention to those old family photos! A tintype image bought on ebay for just 10 bucks by a U.K. man may be worth $2 million dollars, says some experts. According to the recent Fox news article Jesse James Jackpot, Justin Whiting purchased the photo after believing he’d stumbled across a rare image of this famous Missouri Rebel. “I’ve been obsessed with American outlaws for years and read lots of books and study their faces,” says Whiting.

The photo is said to be one-of-a-kind, and may very well have been handled by Jesse James at his home in Clay County, Missouri. Those experts who analyzed the photo says the image was taken the same day by the same photographer as another well known photo of James when he was 14 years old. Pretty cool!

I don’t know about you, but I’m curious to know what the person is thinking who sold the picture! Yikes! And while we don’t have any photos worth 2 million dollars on the website here, we do have a great collection of border war images that is growing all the time, as well as a great music video featuring the story of Jesse James at Attack on the James Anderson Families. And hey, we also have a lot of music that may make you feel like a million bucks too, like Stand Up and Fight and Down in Dixie! Check them out! (Note: the image attached to this blog post is of the James family home, located in Clay County Missouri, as well as a photo of Jesse taken when he was 14 years of age. Find out more about the Jesse James home at jessejames.org.)

3 thoughts on “Jesse James Photo Potentially Worth Millions Discovered!

  1. I’m not saying this newly discovered photo is not Jesse James. But in these days of internet urban myths, fake news, and make-a-quick-buck, I’m always suspicious. These two “experts,” Dunniway and Gibson, are the same two who passed judgement on a supposed Billy the Kid photo last November. Could they be in league to snatch a piece of whatever profits might result from a sale?? It’s possible. It’s easy to circulate sensational news bits, but I don’t see a lot of hard questions being asked.

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Great points. It’s pretty interesting though how Jesse James continues to make headlines 150 plus years later! Whether the photo is of Jesse or not, we think he’d get a chuckle out of it. Thanks again!

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      1. Sure thing. Thanks for the post. I love history and old photos. I’m more of a Billy the Kid buff, but this purported Jesse James photo does look like another one of him, and it’s intriguing.

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