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Weird Macabre Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Weird Macabre Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Another macabre photo from the dark side of Denver history!

Weird Macabre Wednesday brings you today's photo by clicking here. This is another Harry Rhoads photograph and it looks like a crime scene right out of the 1930s. For more details about this photo, click here. But be warned, the photograph is not for everyone! Mr. Rhoads took many photographs of murders and suicides, not the most appealing to most people, but it is a part of our photograph collections and the Digital Collections. For those of you that follow Weird Macabre Wednesday, should we present more from Denver's dark past?

This is quite the photo

This is quite the photo (you're right, not for everyone but Morbid Me loves it!) I couldn't help but notice that her foot broke the asphalt, as in knocked a hole in it. Huh.

Almost looks as if it's a

Almost looks as if it's a deck or roof of some sort. The windows are flush with the surface she landed on, and you can see what looks to be wood framing below. Anyway, it's quite interesting, but sad - even after all these years. Seems Harry Rhoads was the Weegee of Denver.

Whoa, I didn't even notice

Whoa, I didn't even notice the hole in the asphalt! I agree, I love these photos. Keep 'em coming!

Agree! Don't stop! Guilty

Agree! Don't stop! Guilty pleasure...