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New York Journal-American: An American Paper for the American People

Photographic Morgue

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The photographic morgue of the New York Journal-American is comprised, in part, of approximately two million prints compiled by Journal-American staff. This gallery provides access to a select group of images meant to represent broad areas of the collection. The gallery can be searched by keyword or it can be browsed by topic. This search engine is NOT case sensitive, and partial words are acceptable.

For an overview of the collection, please refer to the finding aid.

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A Proper Bostonian Rescue

A Proper Bostonian Rescue
1963-03-23
Fires -- Misc., 1964 [2 folders]

Accident Victim at Scene of Parkway Crash

Accident Victim at Scene of Parkway Crash
1964-11-27
Accident prevention

Aerial View of Dam Break

Aerial View of Dam Break
1963-12-17
Dams -- Baldwin Hills Reservoir (Los Angeles) breaks, 14 Dec. 1963

Aftermath

Aftermath
1960-11-19
Fires -- New York City -- Broadway and Grand, 9 alarm, 3 firemen dead, 18 Nov. 1960

Aftermath of Building Blast

Aftermath of Building Blast
1964-05-18
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

Aftermath of Gas Explosion

Aftermath of Gas Explosion
1962-08-17
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

Aftermath of Quake

Aftermath of Quake
1959-08-19
Earthquakes -- Montana and Northwest, Aug. 1959

Aid for Victims

Aid for Victims
1942-11-30
Fires -- Coconut Grove, Boston, 1942

Aiding Victim

Aiding Victim
1957-02-06
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

Air Raid Precatuions Include Having Bandages Prepared for Pets

Air Raid Precatuions Include Having Bandages Prepared for Pets
1951-09-21
Air raid -- Precautions for Animals feature

Airplane Narrowly Misses Newsreel Cameraman.

Airplane Narrowly Misses Newsreel Cameraman.
1936-09-12
Aerial -- Planes -- Lady Peace

Anti-A-Bomb Conference in Hiroshima

Anti-A-Bomb Conference in Hiroshima
1955-08-15
Conferences -- A - Z & misc. [2 folders]

Approaching Peril

Approaching Peril
1958-12-03
Fires -- Misc., -1960

Army Ambulance Collides with School Bus

Army Ambulance Collides with School Bus
1949-09-14
Ambulances

Awaiting the Ambulance

Awaiting the Ambulance
1959-01-17
Auto accidents -- 1959

Bad Day at Mount Hermon

Bad Day at Mount Hermon
1965-11-24
Fires -- Misc., 1964 [2 folders]

Big Top Aflame

Big Top Aflame
1944-07-07
Circuses -- Fire, 1944

Boardwalk Blaze

Boardwalk Blaze
1963-08-07
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Body Removal

Body Removal
1948-07-29
Explosions -- Misc., -1965 [2 folders]

Book Salvage

Book Salvage
1963-10-24
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Brooklyn Blaze

Brooklyn Blaze
1962-03-30
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Brush Fire Training

Brush Fire Training
1966-03-27
Brush fires

Bryant High to Lose Drivotrainer

Bryant High to Lose Drivotrainer
1958-04-24
Auto driver -- Feature, 24 Apr. 1958

Burkburnett Oil Fire

Burkburnett Oil Fire
1963-09-20
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Calling for Help

Calling for Help
1946-06-05
Fires -- Hotel LaSalle, Chicago, 1946

Car Crashes into Home

Car Crashes into Home
1960-12-08
Auto accidents -- 1961

Car Impaled on Guard Rail

Car Impaled on Guard Rail
1961-11-11
Accident prevention

Cheating Death

Cheating Death
1964-05-25
Fires -- New York City, 1964-1966

Collapse

Collapse
1961-01-30
Fires -- Misc., 1961

Composite Photo of Atom Bomb Blast and NYC Skyline

Composite Photo of Atom Bomb Blast and NYC Skyline
1946-07-27
Atomic bomb -- Tests -- New York City, 13 Dec. 1952

Cooling Off

Cooling Off
1961-07-21
Fires -- New York City -- -1961 [2 folders]

Copy of Devastation in Japan

Copy of Devastation in Japan

Earthquakes -- Japan

Crowd Rushing to Grab the Goodyear Blimp "Ranger"

Crowd Rushing to Grab the Goodyear Blimp "Ranger"
1958-01-08
Aerial -- Dirigibles -- A - Z and misc.

Damaged Flag

Damaged Flag
1957-06-14
Flags -- American [2 folders]

Danger of Autos Passing on Curves

Danger of Autos Passing on Curves
1951-07-03
Auto -- Safety -- Seven Ways to Death feature, 3 July 1951

Dangers of Falling

Dangers of Falling
1951-12-08
Christmas -- Safety feature

Death in Auto Accident

Death in Auto Accident
1964-04-27
Auto accidents -- 1963

Destruction of the Big Top

Destruction of the Big Top
1944-07-18
Circuses -- Fire, 1944

Devastation in Japan

Devastation in Japan

Earthquakes -- Japan

Doctor Attends Car Crash Victim

Doctor Attends Car Crash Victim
1962-09-21
Auto accidents -- 1962

Dust Storm Looms Over Clayton, N.M.

Dust Storm Looms Over Clayton, N.M.
1937-05-30
Dust -- A - Z

Earth Twisted by Quake

Earth Twisted by Quake
1964-06-17
Earthquakes -- Japan, June 1964

Escaping Guests

Escaping Guests
1946-06-05
Fires -- Hotel LaSalle, Chicago, 1946

Exhausted Firefighters

Exhausted Firefighters
1964-06-26
Fires -- New York City, 1964-1966

Fall Victim

Fall Victim
1955-05-05
FAA - FDZ

Fatal Bus Crash on the Jersey Turnpike

Fatal Bus Crash on the Jersey Turnpike
1963-10-14
Bus -- Accidents -- N. Turnpike, Oct. 1963

Fighting Gas Main Fire

Fighting Gas Main Fire
1964-12-11
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

Fighting Two Big Fires at Once

Fighting Two Big Fires at Once
1964-03-05
Fires -- New York City, 1964-1966

Fire Victims

Fire Victims

Fires -- Triangle Shirt Waist Co., 1911

Fire-Gutted Interior

Fire-Gutted Interior
1964-03-20
Fires -- Triangle Shirt Waist Co., 1911

Firemen Battle Luna Park Blaze

Firemen Battle Luna Park Blaze
1946-10-04
Coney Island -- Misc. [2 folders]

Fire's Devastation

Fire's Devastation
1963-12-22
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Fireworks Plant Explosion

Fireworks Plant Explosion
1968-02-10
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

Flames and Flakes in Broadway

Flames and Flakes in Broadway
1957-12-04
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

General View of Andree's Death Camp on White Island

General View of Andree's Death Camp on White Island
1930-09-27
Andree expedition to White Island

German Embassy Mourns Hindenburg Loss

German Embassy Mourns Hindenburg Loss
1937-05-09
Flags -- German

Grim Task

Grim Task
1962-10-03
Explosions -- Telephone building, 213 St. & Broadway, 1962

H-Bomb Radiation and Blast Shelter

H-Bomb Radiation and Blast Shelter
1955-05-25
Hydrogen bomb -- Plants, workers, etc.

H-Bomb Shelter Lowered into Position

H-Bomb Shelter Lowered into Position
1955-05-25
Hydrogen bomb -- Plants, workers, etc.

Helping Hand

Helping Hand
1960-02-01
Fires -- New York City -- -1961 [2 folders]

High Tide of Dust in Texas

High Tide of Dust in Texas
1954-02-23
Dust -- A - Z

Historic Loss

Historic Loss
1962-09-08
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Holding Very Still

Holding Very Still
1958-01-27
Dogs -- Rescues

Home Being Destroyed in Atomic Blast Test

Home Being Destroyed in Atomic Blast Test
1955-05-06
Atomic bomb -- Tests -- Doom City

Hotel Inferno

Hotel Inferno
1963-08-12
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Hotel Inferno

Hotel Inferno
1946-12-08
Fires -- Winecoff Hotel, Atlanta, 1946

Identifying the Dead

Identifying the Dead

Fires -- Triangle Shirt Waist Co., 1911

Indianapolis Racers Receive Last Minute Instructions

Indianapolis Racers Receive Last Minute Instructions
1964-06-02
Auto -- Racing -- Accidents -- Indianapolis 500, May 30, 1964

Injured Survivor

Injured Survivor
1962-10-04
Explosions -- Telephone building, 213 St. & Broadway, 1962

Injury in Home Accidents

Injury in Home Accidents
1959-07-18
Accident prevention

Japanese View of Hiroshima Bomb Explosion

Japanese View of Hiroshima Bomb Explosion
1950-02-01
Atomic bomb -- Misc. [3 folders]

Jet Engine Hazards

Jet Engine Hazards
1957-07-22
Aerial -- Planes -- Jet-propelled

Lasso Rescue

Lasso Rescue
1961-02-16
Dogs -- Rescues

Longshoremen Raising Crashed Police Helicopter

Longshoremen Raising Crashed Police Helicopter
1956-09-05
Aerial -- Helicopters [2 folders]

Makeshift Morgue

Makeshift Morgue
1944-07-07
Circuses -- Fire, 1944

Makeshift Morgue

Makeshift Morgue
1963-11-1
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

Makeshift Morgue

Makeshift Morgue
1942-11-30
Fires -- Coconut Grove, Boston, 1942

Meteorite Examination

Meteorite Examination
1949-08-21
End of the World -- Feature, 1949

Mill Basin Fire

Mill Basin Fire
1962-05-11
Fires -- New York City -- -1961 [2 folders]

Momentary Relief

Momentary Relief
1956-07-16
Fires -- Wanamakers, 1956

Near Fatal Fall from Winecoff Hotel Fire

Near Fatal Fall from Winecoff Hotel Fire
1946-12-07
Fires -- Winecoff Hotel, Atlanta, 1946

NYC As Struck by A Major Earthquake

NYC As Struck by A Major Earthquake
1948-02-01
Earthquakes -- New York City

NYC's Streets Deserted During Air Raid Drill

NYC's Streets Deserted During Air Raid Drill
1952-12-13
Atomic bomb -- Tests -- New York City, 13 Dec. 1952

On the Edge

On the Edge
1962-11-14
Fires -- New York City, 1962-1963

Oops

Oops
1962-07-12
Contests -- 1959-1962, misc. [3 folders]

Overcome by Smoke

Overcome by Smoke
1957-09-18
Fires -- New York City -- -1961 [2 folders]

Overturned Ambulance

Overturned Ambulance
1958-05-14
Ambulances

Path to the Flames

Path to the Flames
1962-04-24
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Photographer's Retreat

Photographer's Retreat
1959-07-30
Fires -- Misc., -1960

Photographic Rendering of Atomic Blast in New York City

Photographic Rendering of Atomic Blast in New York City
1951-11-15
Atomic bomb -- Misc. [3 folders]

Photorendering of Manhattan Skyline in Earthquake

Photorendering of Manhattan Skyline in Earthquake
nd
Atomic bomb -- Attack precautions and shelters

Pillars of Flame and Smoke

Pillars of Flame and Smoke
1951-07-07
Explosions -- Misc., -1965 [2 folders]

Pilot Scott Crossfield and His Damaged X-15

Pilot Scott Crossfield and His Damaged X-15
1959-11-07
Aerial -- Planes -- X - Z

Pilot's View of Newark Runway

Pilot's View of Newark Runway
1952-01-25
Aerial -- Airports -- Newark Airport

Precautions Against Nuclear Attack

Precautions Against Nuclear Attack
1951-05-05
Atomic bomb -- Preparations feature, 1946

Racing to the Fire

Racing to the Fire
1962-05-11
Fires -- New York City, 1962-1963

Rebuilding the Boardwalk

Rebuilding the Boardwalk
1932-08-15
Coney Island -- Boardwalk

Retrieving the Falsies

Retrieving the Falsies
1954-10-26
FAA - FDZ

Rotunda Fire

Rotunda Fire
1962-11-13
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Running for Their Lives

Running for Their Lives
1957-08-05
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

Runway Skid Marks Show Path of Crashed Airliner

Runway Skid Marks Show Path of Crashed Airliner
1964-06-05
Aerial -- Planes -- Douglas DC 6

Saved from the Fire

Saved from the Fire
1964-03-17
Fires -- Misc., 1964 [2 folders]

Saved from the Smoke

Saved from the Smoke
1963-11-17
Fires -- Misc., 1962-1963 [2 folders]

Smashed Atom-Smasher

Smashed Atom-Smasher
1950-02-23
Cyclotron

South Dakota Twister

South Dakota Twister
1947-06-30
CPA - CZ

Soviet Airliner "Maxim Gorky" Crashes Near Moscow

Soviet Airliner "Maxim Gorky" Crashes Near Moscow
1935-05-19
Aerial -- Planes -- M

Students Drill for Possible Atomic Bomb Attack

Students Drill for Possible Atomic Bomb Attack
1950-12-07
Atomic bomb -- Attack precautions and shelters

Subway Passengers Blocked During Air Raid Drill

Subway Passengers Blocked During Air Raid Drill
1952-12-14
Atomic bomb -- Tests -- New York City, 13 Dec. 1952

Temple Aflame

Temple Aflame
1965-11-27
Fires -- New York City -- -1961 [2 folders]

The Fireman in Winter

The Fireman in Winter
1965-02-04
Fires -- New York City -- -1961 [2 folders]

Titanic Crowds

Titanic Crowds
1952-04-25
Crowds

Total Loss

Total Loss
1965-04-25
Fires -- Staten Island, 1963

Tower Collapses at Indianapolis Speedway

Tower Collapses at Indianapolis Speedway
1961-05-28
Auto -- Racing -- Indianapolis Speedway

Tower Collapses at Indianapolis Speedway

Tower Collapses at Indianapolis Speedway
1968-06-01
Auto -- Racing -- Indianapolis Speedway

Tower Collapses at Indianapolis Speedway

Tower Collapses at Indianapolis Speedway
1960-06-01
Auto -- Racing -- Indianapolis Speedway

Tragedy Strikes the Flying Wallendas

Tragedy Strikes the Flying Wallendas
1962-01-31
Circuses -- Accidents -- The Wallendas, 1962

Victim of Tower Collapse

Victim of Tower Collapse
1960-05-31
Auto -- Racing -- Indianapolis Speedway

Victim's Clothing

Victim's Clothing
1951-03-29
Boys -- Misc.

Victims of Butane Explosion

Victims of Butane Explosion
1939-06-29
Explosions -- Misc., 1955-1965 [2 folders]

Wall of Flames

Wall of Flames
1956-121-27
Fires -- Brush, Calif., 1956

Wanamaker's Fire

Wanamaker's Fire
1956-07-16
Fires -- Wanamakers, 1956

Wanamakers in Ruins

Wanamakers in Ruins
1956-07-16
Fires -- Wanamakers, 1956

Watching the Inferno

Watching the Inferno
1964-07-06
Fires -- Misc., 1964 [2 folders]

While the Barn Burns

While the Barn Burns
1961-10-11
Fires -- Misc., 1961

Wreck of the Dirgible "Shenandoah"

Wreck of the Dirgible "Shenandoah"
1950-09-30
Aerial -- Dirigibles -- A - Z and misc.