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The Most Beautiful Suicide ‘Fact or Fiction?

The story of this photo is very shocking and sad and it is taken before 1947. This photo was taken by Robert Wiles, a photography student at the time, and is still one of the most popular photos seven decades later.

This picture belong to suicider woman. The woman in the picture is Evelyn McHale, who decided to end her life at the age of 23. Not much is known about this woman’s life or the last hours It is known that she belonged to the California area of Barclays who moved to New York with her parents and siblings after her parents separated.

After studying there, she joined the Women Army Corps and then left and became a bookkeeper in a company, but why suicide.

On May 1, Evelyn went to the Empire State Building and jumped down from the observation deck from the 86th floor and then police discovered Evelyn’s last letter with his neatly folded coat on the 86th floor.

It said, “I don’t want to see my family any more. Can you burn my body and finish it? I beg you and my family not to try to remember the last rituals or death after I died. My fiancé asked me to marry in June, but I don’t think I can be anyone’s good wife. He would be able to live a better life without me. Telling my dad that I have a lot of things of my mom in me.

Evelyn’s body was identified by her sister Hailen and according to her last wish, the body was burned instead of the last rites. This photo was taken 4 minutes after the suicide of the Evelyn and the reason world called it the most beautiful suicide  is that once you look at the picture it is difficult to drag sight.

In the picture, Evelyn looks as like looking up and relaxing, It didn’t look like she is dead while she was on top of a car that was badly pressed, glasses were broken. But in the picture the Evelyn is holding a necklace of beads in her hand and the body is laid in a manner similar to when resting or sleeping.

This photo appeared in Life Magazine on May 12, 1947 as the Picture of the Week, and then it was published in several journals while still being used, like it was used in an album by Taylor Swift.

That is, Evelyn’s last wish was not fulfilled even by dying so that she would not be remembered but her name would be erased.

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