Thousands of never-before-seen-photos from New York City – 100 years ago Posted byrobotchampion April 26, 2012 Leave a comment on Thousands of never-before-seen-photos from New York City – 100 years ago New Yorkers cool off in the Astoria public pool with the Hell Gate railroad bridge looming in the background in the summer of 1940. Murder most foul: A detective took this crime scene photo in 1918 after children found the body of Gaspare Candella stuffed in a drum and dumped in a field in Brooklyn, New York. Moment in history: The headline of the newspaper the man in this May 18, 1940 photo reads: 'Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris.' This picture shows the corner of Sixth Avenue and 40th Street in Manhattan. The Third Avenue elevated train rumbles across lower Manhattan in this undated photo. City Hall can be seen in the background. Visit the Daily Mail many more photos.