New York Police Department Evidence photo. Homicide victim - overhead view, ca. 1916-1920. At the corners, note the legs of the tripod supporting the camera above the body.(Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)
Click the image to see some other incredible images from the NYC Municipal Archives. 
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New York Police Department Evidence photo. Homicide victim - overhead view, ca. 1916-1920. At the corners, note the legs of the tripod supporting the camera above the body.(Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)

Click the image to see some other incredible images from the NYC Municipal Archives. 

via the chard and The Atlantic.