The only thing greater than New York Police Department crime scene photos are vintage NYPD crime scene photos.
In 2012, the New York City Municipal Archives went digital. This brought over 870,000 photographs online, including some from the mid-1800’s.
The online feature, which contains photographs, motion-pictures, and audio recordings has been in development since 2012.
The 870,000 pictures available are nothing compared to the 2.2 million holdings it actually contains.
According to The New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities claims it will award a grant of $125,000 “for the digitizations of 30,000 pictures,” so Municipal Archives will be significantly expanding.
That’s where the gruesome crime scene photos come in. Check these pictures out as a small preview of what’s to come this summer.
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