Crime Scene Photography · New York

Vintage crime scene: two dead on a bed

July 17, 1915 New York, New York Two are killed, either in a double murder or a murder suicide This murder scene has at least 2 backstories to it, one being a double homicide the other being a murder-suicide. The Evening World (article link provided below) states the husband found the pair dead from an… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: two dead on a bed

New York · Political · Racially Motivated

The New York draft riot of 1863

July 13, 1863 New York, New York The New York draft riots begin The draft riots were sparked by working class citizens outraged about unfair drafting procedures. At the time, a person could pay a fee of $300 (roughly $5,800 in 2018) to avoid being drafted into the military. Though the rioting began as a… Continue reading The New York draft riot of 1863

New York · Political

American forefather Alexander Hamilton dies of injuries following a duel

July 12, 1804 Greenwich Village, New York Alexander Hamilton dies a day after his fateful duel with Aaron Burr Hamilton had insulted Burr, leading Burr to insist upon a duel for his honor. Hamilton, feeling duels went against his religious convictions, did not wish to participate but also felt he had no choice in the… Continue reading American forefather Alexander Hamilton dies of injuries following a duel

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

July 12, 1979 Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Mob boss Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is gunned down as he eats at a restaurant Galante had recently brought the ire of other crime families following an attempt to usurp the narcotics market. Despite knowing the anger directed toward him, Galante reportedly stated “No one will ever kill… Continue reading Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

New York · Newspaper clippings

Pregnant woman murdered by her lover

July 11, 1906 Big Moose Lake, New York Grace Mae Brown is murdered by her lover and father of her unborn child Brown and her lover, Chester Gillette, nephew of the owner of the Gillette Safety Razor Company, went on a trip together which Gillette insinuated would lead to marriage. However, she packed her entire… Continue reading Pregnant woman murdered by her lover