Posted: Sep 9, 2011 7:39 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Sep 9, 2011 7:39 PM
Source: Associated Press
A rare photo of Confederate General Robert E. Lee fetched $23,000 dollars in an online auction after a Goodwill worker in Nashville spotted it and saved it. The tintype photo was in a bin about to be shipped out to an outlet store when it was discovered. The employee then sent it to Goodwill's online department. If it was sold at the outlet store, Goodwill says it may have sold for a dollar and change. The auction price set a record for Goodwill. The previous was $7,500 for a watercolor art piece. The person who bought the photo lives in Virginia.