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Baby was Cooing in the Tub

Los Angeles Herald, California, December 27, 1908

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Harlem, New York City. Circa 1963

Harlem, New York City. Circa 1963

The Pike and Henry Street in New York City, March 1936. Photo by…

The Pike and Henry Street in New York City, March 1936. Photo by Berenice Abbott.

22 intimate photographs capture celebrities at clubhouse Max’s…

22 intimate photographs capture celebrities at clubhouse Max’s Kansas City, the wildest bar in 1970s New York.

Rare and Candid Photographs of Janis Joplin at the Chelsea Hotel…

Rare and Candid Photographs of Janis Joplin at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City, June 1970.

50 amazing candid photographs capture people on the streets of…

50 amazing candid photographs capture people on the streets of New York City in the 1980s.

Gets Back a Tom

The Evening World, New York, December 1, 1910

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The Woman Who Wanted To Die

This snapshot captures a dynamic moment. The lady, ready to swing. The policeman, ready to duck. The year in 1942 and Mrs. Edna Egbert wants to die. 

In the past, year her son, Fred, had gotten married, joined the army, and had not written to his mother in New York City since. As a mother she was distraught. If you’re thinking that jumping from the second floor of her apartment building doesn’t look particularly lethal, to either side of Ms. Egbert was a spiky iron fence that could have easily impaled her.

While a crowd gathered on the street, one patrolman talked to Mrs. Egbert from the street while others rigged a net. As officers Ed Murphy and George Munday tried to persuade her to come back in to the building, she brandished a mirror and started swinging it at them. The police grabbed her arms and she proceeded to sit on the ledge. That is when they quickly pushed her into the net. The estimated 600 onlookers quickly dispersed and Mrs. Egbert was taken to Bellevue for observation.

What became of Ms. Egbert, and her unfilial son, is unknown.

A night in New York City, 1956.

A night in New York City, 1956.

Elvis Presley reading fan mail in his suite at the Warwick Hotel…

Elvis Presley reading fan mail in his suite at the Warwick Hotel in New York City on March 17, 1956.