A Tragically Beautiful Landing

I cannot stop staring at this. On May 1, 1947, Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the Empire State Building. A photo student (Robert Wiles) happened to be across the street from where she landed on top of a limo:

Picture 36

The photo was featured in Life Magazine.

 

(via kottke.org, read their write up about it, it’s better than this one.)

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