This amazing set of photos from the Beatles first US tour recently sold for r $360,000, beating the predicted $100,000 by a large margin. The photo above was expected to sell for $2000-3000 and finished at $68,000!
It was 1964. Just 18 at the time, Mike Mitchell decided he would snap photos of the Beatles when they arrived in Washington D.C. from New York, then he would follow them to their news conference and to their concerts.
For more than 40 years, Mitchell stored the negatives in a box in his basement until several years ago, when he decided to digitize his archive. Why did he finally take them out of hiding? Like many, Mitchell was hit hard by the recession and housing crisis.
via My Modern Metropolis.