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January 19th, 2011

Museum of the City of New York Online Resource

The Museum of the City of New York recently made a collection of digitized images available online. The New York Public Library has had a searchable database of images for years, but it’s exciting to have a new resource of new images.

The MCNY is still getting the kinks out, but I did a search on the word “murder” and these images came up. The pictures were taken by Jacob A. Riis in 1895.

The caption for this one reads: Bottle Alley Mulberry Bend in its worst days, picture used as evidence in murder case—cross on stairs shows where murderer stood and did shooting.

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The caption for the one below reads: Bottle Alley Mulberry Bend, X shows where the victim stood when shot. It’s hard to see the X, but it’s on the bottom of the staircase to the right.

There was also a few words handwritten along the top one: Headquarters of the Wbyo Gang.

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