A signed photo of notorious Missouri outlaw Jesse James sold at auction Tuesday for $51,240
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago had estimated the photograph would sell for between $20,000 and $30,000.
The photo shows James with his hair slicked back and looking away from the camera at an angle.
Underneath it’s signed J.W. James.
The auction house has said it’s the only known signed photo of the outlaw.
But not everyone is sold on its authenticity.
Gary Chilcote, the director of the Jesse James Home Museum in St. Joseph, says the outlaw rarely signed anything.
Jesse James was shot and killed in his home in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1882 at the age of 34.
Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio