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Wow sad, but such a good picture, talk about, right place right time
This is definitely among the most beautiful photographs I’ve ever seen. The feeling I get when looking at it is indescribable.
Imagine thinking you’re going to survive the fire by using the fire escape and then it f*cking crashes
This photo won the Pulitzer Prize in 76. The silver lining to this is that this photo was so widely circulated that it led to improvements in the building code for all existing fire escapes, esp in NYC.
This is mad I always thought the top boy had a bunny costume on
How high up were they?
Well, that hits the level of horror that was watching people jump out of the burning WTC on live TV.
Wow… The fire escape grates and ladders hanging asunder, they lived in a poorly designed/maintained building. The flowerpots, well maintained and lush, they worked hard on making the place beautiful. So sad
Do we know what became of this child?
I like this picture of Diana Bryant much better from that article. It’s sad what happened to her and her God daughter amazing the girl lived and tragic that she didn’t.
I’d put a NSFW tag on this, but I may be sensitive. This struck a very deep cord with me because I witnessed a fire where something similar happened – although the mother and daughter were older and they jumped from a window together. Their screams are still with me after 30 years.
Thanks for ruining my lunch
Please put a NSFW tag on this, please. This is a person falling to their death.
Is the goddaughter still alive today?
The name of this sub is so fucking disgusting and immature and it’s never more apparent than it is when a post like this comes up
That’s the biggest 2 year old I ever seen.
Who gave this a wholesome award?
Does anyone know if this story is what is referenced in the Neutral Milk Hotel song "Ghost"?
And one day in New York City, baby A girl fell from the sky From the top of a burning apartment building Fourteen stories high And when her spirit left her body How it split the sun I know that she will live forever All goes on and on and on
in the origianl photo, you can also see the firefighter that tried to save her. The look on his face says it all but I couldnt imagine the guilt he mustve felt later on.
depressing picture. mother and child, but at that moment there i think your all alone
Photographer: Stanley Forman. Won Back-to-back Pulitzers in 1976, 1977 for this photo and the Iconic photo of a man appearing to stab another with an American flag during an Anti-bussing riot.
First I’m like, what a fun photo. So dynamic….. Oh.