Rare Autographed Photo of Jesus Purchased at Estate Sale

STROUDSBURG, PA—An oil portrait of Jesus Christ bearing what turned out to be a rare autograph of the Son of God was purchased for $65 at an estate sale last weekend, religious relic experts said Tuesday.

The rare photo, complete with signature, is believed to be completely authentic.
The rare photo, complete with signature, is believed to be completely authentic.

“Careful examination of the signature’s authentic Aramaic cursive loop on the ‘J’ plus the distinctive early-A.D. touch of underlining the word ‘love’ with a jaunty extension of the letter J itself, confirms that it is indeed genuine,” collectibles appraiser Mike Shankman told reporters, describing the signed message that reads “With love, J.” “These are actually a lot rarer than you’d think. What a great find.” As of press time, one Greek Orthodox antiquarian had offered a conflicting appraisal, saying that while the signature was definitely that of Christ, the Savior may have been amusing Himself by autographing a painting of singer/ actor Kris Kristofferson.