Photographs taken at crime scenes have become big business. Before television cameras rolled on Courtney Love's running mascara, photographs of Kurt Cobain's body were showing up on tabloid magazines and for sale in the underground press. Now the market has moved to the Internet, where a quick search will reveal numerous chances to buy photographs from famous crime scenes and autopsies--e.g., JonBenet Ramsey, Darlie Routier, and Columbine High School. There are also the vintage crime scenes: infamous mob hits, the Manson family's Tate-Bianca murders, and a plethora of Kennedy (Robert, John F., and... More >>>
Joe Petrella's 1953 photograph of mobster Albert "The Mad Hatter" Anastasia, who co-founded the contract killing agency Murder Inc., bears the black cropping marks from the original newspaper print.