Photographer and historian of New York Press Photographers Association Marc A. Hermann recently created a fascinating series of Then and Now photographs of New York City. Hermann creatively mashes up crime scene photos of old, dangerous New York with the photographs of the same locations today. All the historic photos were taken from the New York Daily News’ archive which contains a rich history of iconic photographs of New York City.
The photos provide us a chance to see how much New York hasn't changed. Though there has been a great decrease in crime rate but most of the building where the crimes, murders, accidents, disasters took place are still intact. Let us check out some of these amazing photographs by Marc Hermann.
Firefighters work to put out a blaze at 31 Grand St. in Brooklyn in February of 1946.
This photo shows the death of gangster Frankie Yale, whose car slammed into the steps of a Brooklyn home after he was shot from an adjacent car on July 1st, 1928.
The aftermath of a massive and fatal fire at the Elkins Paper & Twine Co. on Wooster St. on February 16th, 1958.
An M-7 tank destroyer being transported from City Hall to the Public Library on 42nd St. to be put on display on July 22, 1943.
Gangster Salvatore Santoro seen dead in the vestibule of his Hicks St. apartment on January 31st, 1957.
Firefighters put out a fire at the Fulton Fish Market in the South Street Seaport on February 26th, 1961.
Detective Michael Dwyer seen here in Prospect Park after he committed suicide on Sunday July 30, 1950.
The wreckage of United Airlines Flight 826 and Trans World Airlines Flight 266, which crashed over NYC in December of 1960.
The aftermath of a massive gas explosion that blew out the windows of the building on 66 Court St. on January 31st, 1961.
The aftermath of a car wreck that took the life of three-year-old Martha Cartagena, who was riding her tricycle when she was struck and killed on Porter Ave. in Brooklyn on April 4th, 1959.
Firefighters try to put out the fire that tore through the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary & St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in January of 1951.
James Linares lays bleeding in the arms of his girlfriend Josephine Dexidor on September 25th, 1961 after being shot by her husband.
Photographer and creator of this series Marc A. Hermann standing next to the shadow of his colleagues from 70 years ago.