Throw It All the Way Back: Check Out These Vintage NYPD Crime Photos

Subscribe to spoiled NYC's official newsletter, The Stoop, for the best news, eats, drinks, places to go, and things to do.

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.


http://gothamist.com/gallery/2015/03/24/old_nypd_crime_scene_photos.php#photo-0
[via Municipal Archives]

5912crime5
[via Municipal Archives]

http://gothamist.com/gallery/2015/03/24/old_nypd_crime_scene_photos.php#photo-0
[via Municipal Archives]

http://gothamist.com/gallery/2015/03/24/old_nypd_crime_scene_photos.php#photo-0
[via Municipal Archives]

http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/municipalarchivescrime10.jpg
[via Municipal Archives]

[via Municipal Archives]
[via Municipal Archives]

[via Municipal Archives]
[via Municipal Archives]

http://spoilednyc.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=5737&action=edit
[via Municipal Archives]

nypd_22405e
[via Municipal Archives]

Historical images of New York City Subway
[via Municipal Archives]

5912crime2

Got a hot tip or correction? Drop us a line at tips@spoilednyc.com
[via Municipal Archives]

Historical images of New York City Subway
[via Municipal Archives]


If you enjoyed this article, Have You Ever Seen NYC's Busy Intersections from This High Up?

[via Gothamist]

Advertisement