The police photography of motor accident scenes developed from the one or two frame approach to many shots, giving a more comprehensive view of the incident. By the mid-1940s, police photographers were documenting the general location of an accident, the damaged vehicles in situ, different viewpoints and close-up details. The photographs helped investigators to determine […]
Category Archive for '1940s'
The Archive Gallery has been transformed for the archive’s latest offering Collision: misadventure by motor car. This exhibition presents previously unseen traffic accident photographs taken by police between 1920 and 1964. Recent research on the archive reveals that after the mid-1940s the police approach to photographing accident sites becomes more comprehensive – expanding from one […]
A window in the upstairs bedroom rattles in its frame, and the shamus knows that his enemies are coming for him. It’s a gentle but potent image, as though the house itself had taken a sharp breath. It’s from Dashiell Hammett’s story, the ‘House on Turk Street’. It replays one of the oldest riffs in […]