30,000 Archived NYPD Crime Photographs Set To Go Online

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  • · Posted 36 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Ever since the technology became available, the New York Police Department has been photographing pretty much every crime scene they dealt with. Now, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, around 30,000 of these photographs, taken between 1914 and 1975, will be digitalised and made available online.

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The digitalisation is part of a wider project by the New York City Municipal Archives, who digitalised and released 870,000 back in 2012, but that was just a segment on the total 2.2 million photographs, videos, and audio files, much of which has remained boxed up in storage.

Hyperallergic has shares a small selection of the newly unveiled photographs - take a look below.

Above: Murder of Vincenzo Argo at 35 Thompson Street in Manhattan (October 12, 1925) (courtesy New York City Municipal Archives)

Above: Murder victim Dominick Didato on Elizabeth Street (1936) (courtesy New York City Municipal Archives)

Above: Gun with brass knuckles & a knife (1939) (courtesy New York City Municipal Archives) (click to enlarge)

Above: Streetcar that jumped the tracks at Nostrand & Putnam avenues (July 1931) (courtesy New York City Municipal Archives)

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