Buffalo Courier Press photographer I. Russell Sorgi took a series photos of Mary Miller standing on a ledge at the Geneese Hotel. As she waved goodbye and started her fall, he reloaded the camera and caught the last second of her life, frozen in time 15 feet above the cold sidewalk below. Continue reading A women falls from the top floor of the Genesee Hotel in 1942
On May Day, 1947, after leaving her fiancé, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. “He is much better off without me… I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody.” She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination, she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Continue reading “The most beautiful suicide” after seeing this picture 4 minutes after her death.