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Ghosts of the Bloody Past Haunt Photos of Modern New York

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In a chilling mashup of art, history and true crime, photographer and historian  Marc Hermann took photographs of modern-day New York City locations and combined them with photos from the New York Daily News Archives – images which depict murders, suicides and fatal accidents in the exact same locations many decades earlier.
 
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The vintage shots depict many scenes of tragedy – including crimes of passion, bloody gangland executions (some dating back to the late '20s), and the collision of two airliners in December 1960.
 
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The project was inspired by Hermann's lifelong fascination with the dynamic history of the Big Apple: “New York is constantly changing and transforming, and tragedies that affected individuals’ lives are forgotten,” he explains. “We may stand on what was once the site of a horrific murder and not even know it, simply because life goes on.”
 
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Check out more of his collection at Gizmodo and FStoppers.
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