Thursday, May 22, 2008

First Crime Photos

I read an eclectic mix of history, current events and art related news looking for new photo information. Today it paid off. I learned something new about the history of photography. Did you know that the first crime photos date back to the late 1880s and Jack the Ripper. According to an article in Time Magazine, police investigating the murder of Mary Ann Kelly, one of Jack's victims snapped pictures of her mutilated body. These are likely the first crime scene photos ever taken.


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