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September 17, 2013

15 Awesome Then and Now Images of Crime Scenes on Today's New York City Streets

Photographer and historian Marc Hermann dove into the New York Daily News archive to find historic crime scenes, and mashed them up with photographs of the same locations today. The resulting images provide a haunting window into the tragic events of the past, like a Noir film playing out in real time on an empty city block.

Edna Egbert, who lived at 497 Dean St. in Brooklyn, climbed onto her ledge on March 19, 1942. The News captured the distraught woman fighting with the police as she wobbled on the edge. The building is currently painted red, but remains nearly identical to the way it looked 70 years ago.

James Linares lays bleeding in the arms of his girlfriend Josephine Dexidor on September 25th, 1961 after being shot by her husband.

The wreckage of United Airlines Flight 826 and Trans World Airlines Flight 266, which crashed over NYC in December of 1960.

A stolen car is shown crashed into the light pole at the corner of Classon Ave. and Pacific St. on July 28, 1957.

An M-7 tank destroyer being transported from City Hall to the Public Library on 42nd St. to be put on display on July 22, 1943.

The aftermath of a car wreck that took the life of three-year-old Martha Cartagena, who was riding her tricycle when she was struck and killed on Porter Ave. in Brooklyn on April 4th, 1959.

This photo shows the death of gangster Frankie Yale, whose car slammed into the steps of a Brooklyn home after he was shot from an adjacent car on July 1st, 1928.

The aftermath of a massive and fatal fire at the Elkins Paper & Twine Co. on Wooster St. on February 16th, 1958.

Firefighters try to put out the fire that tore through the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary & St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in January of 1951.

The aftermath of a massive gas explosion that blew out the windows of the building on 66 Court St. on January 31st, 1961.

Firefighters work to put out a blaze at 31 Grand St. in Brooklyn in February of 1946.

Detective Michael Dwyer seen here in Prospect Park after he committed suicide on Sunday July 30, 1950.

Gangster Salvatore Santoro seen dead in the vestibule of his Hicks St. apartment on January 31st, 1957.

Firefighters put out a fire at the Fulton Fish Market in the South Street Seaport on February 26th, 1961.

Photographer and creator of this series Marc A. Hermann standing next to the shadow of his colleagues from 70 years ago.

(via Gizmodo)


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