Evelyn McHale – The Saddest Photograph

Evelyn McHale – The Saddest Photograph

This photograph is of Evelyn McHale. On the 1st May 1947 she jumped 86 floors from the top of the Empire State Building. She was 23 years old.

On the ground below, a photography student named Robert Wiles managed to capture the scene minutes after her body landed on top of a parked limousine.

You can read the story behind the photograph here.

Evelyn McHale – The Saddest Photograph
Evelyn McHale – The Saddest Photograph

 

 

  • Craig Chambers

    She does not have her shoes on and her stockings are down
    around her ankles. She committed suicide???? Why would she take her shoes off
    and have her stockings down close to her feet to kill herself by jumping from
    the 86th floor of the Empire State Building?
    Looks like she was getting undressed. Suicide…really?????