5. Car Wreck: Water Edition
This isn’t just a car wreck, though — look closely and you’ll see the body of Morris Linker, who was driving the ambulance in the photo when he went over into the East River in 1945. They say drowning is the worst way to die, so drowning in a car crash can’t have been pleasant, either.
4. This Pair Of Lethal Failures
These two look like something out of a grisly Home Alone scene. Robert Green and Jacob Jagendorf were criminals who attempted a robbery in 1915 and failed, falling tragically to their deaths. From up above, Weegee captured the almost comical look of shock of one of the men’s final moments.
3. This Horrific Flame Scene
All deadly crime scenes are lethal, but there’s something truly over-the-top about a burned body. This delivery driver’s truck went up in flames at some point in the 1940s, and when the inferno went out, his disfigured body was still sitting in the driver’s seat.
2. This Seriously Spooky Lady
Weegee didn’t just photograph murders; he photographed crime scenes. That means the victims weren’t always dead—like the lady pictured here, though based on the blood on her body, it looks like she was well on her way. She reaches out to the camera in perhaps one last attempt to hold onto life.
1. The Bloodiest One of All
If any of these are going to make you squeamish, it’s this one. Carlo Tresca was the victim of a mafia hit in 1943, and judging by the photo, it wasn’t a clean one. Blood pours out of his scull and over the sidewalk onto the street…and, ever composed, Weegee got the shot.