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A photographer and historian superimposes crime and accident photos from New York’s past onto the same scene from the present day. Amazing:
See more from the series at fstoppers.
I’m not sure if I’m impressed or a little creeped out.
Amazing. It makes one wonder.
The images are awesome, dare I say haunting? I love seeing photos of what the city used to be like, and all the different lives lived.
They also remind me of a big oil painting we had at my old firm — a landscape of a section of the New Jersey shore of the Hudson. It was a fairly ugly subject for a painting, made all the uglier once you noticed the tiny figures of police officers and FBI agents pulling a dead body out of the river. I never did find out who thought that would be a good piece of art to hang in our largest conference room.
I really want to know the story of the woman on the overhang – the article doesn’t say.
There was a really cool link in one of the comments for a series of photos that did a similar thing but with WW2 photos – it was somehow more poignant because it wasn’t just crime scenes.
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