Monday, September 16, 2013


Old New York crime photographs superimposed on their present day locations

The past inhabits the present in Marc A. Hermann’s composite images of crime scene photographs overlaid on their present day locations.
Above: 497 Dean Street, Brooklyn. A distraught Edna Egbert battles the police on the ledge of her home.

427 1/2 Hicks Street, Brooklyn. Gangster Salvatore Santoro met a violent death on January 31, 1957.

923 44th Street, Brooklyn. Gangster Frankie Yale dead after a car crash, July 1, 1928.

137 Wooster Street, Manhattan. Six people were killed after a fire at the Elkins Paper & Twine Co. February 16, 1958.

31 Grand Street, Brooklyn. A fire lasted two hours at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary & St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, January 1951.

992 Southern Blvd. Bronx. A bloody James Linares lies in the arms of his lover, Josephine Dexidor, after being shot by her husband. September 25, 1961.

66 Court Street, Brooklyn. Over two dozen were injured by a gas explosion, January 31, 1961.

Marc A. Hermann is Historian at the New York Press Photographers Association, and more of his images can be found here.



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