A black and white image of the Beatles snapped by photographer Mike Mitchell at the band’s first U.S. concert sold for $68,000 at a Christie’s auction in New York City last night.
The 16×16 silver gelatin print, which depicts the band members’ backlit silhouettes, was expected to sell for between $2,000 and $3,000.
All told, the sale of Mitchell’s silver gelatin prints from that concert, and photos from another show, brought in around $360,000, CNBC reported.
Mitchell was just 18 when he photographed the Beatles’ first ever U.S. concert. The performance took place at the Washington Coliseum just two days after the band’s famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.
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