JACK THE RIPPER PHOTOS
CRIME SCENES AND VICTIMS

Below you will find a selection of photographs that show the various locations related to the Jack the Ripper murders.

Simply click on an image to enlarge it or to begin a slide show that will allow you to view our extensive collection of pictures of the crime scenes and of the victims.

Whitechapel High Street Through The Years

Our Jack the Ripper walking tour begins on Whitechapel High Street, and the photographs in this first section show it as it appeared in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Whitechapel High Street Mid-1880's Whitechapel High Street in 1890 The Church in the background was St Mary's which was also known as "The White Chapel". Whitechapel High Street 1892 Whitechapel High Street Early 1900's Whitechapel High Street late 1890's.

Sites Related to Emma Smith and Martha Tabram

Although Emma Smith probably wasn't a victim of Jack the Ripper, she is certainly the first murder victim to appear on the generic Whitechapel Murders file. You can read a full account of her murder here.

Martha Tabram, on the other hand, may have been the first of Jack the Ripper's victims. You can read about her death here.

They were murdered within a few streets of each other and the pictures in this section show important locations connected with their both their murders.

The Corner of Osborn Street along which Emma Smith was followed by a gang in April 1888. Looking north along Osborn Street where Emma Smith was attacked. The arch that leads to Gunthorpe Street which, in 1888, was called George Yard. George Yard 1890 George Yard Buildings Where Martha Tabram Was Murdered The mortuary photo of Martha Tabram. Old 1886 Building in Gunthorpe Street.

Sites Related to Mary Nichols

Mary Nichols, who was murdered in Buck's Row, Whitechapel, on 31st August 1888, is generally believed to have been the first of Jack the Ripper' victims and her name tops the list of the "canonical five".

The photos in this section are of the various locations at which she was seen in the hours leading up to her murder and of the actual crime scene itself. You can read a full account of Mary Nichols murder here.

Thrawl Street where Mary Nichols was lodging at the time of her murder. Thrawl Street in the 1950's The Former Frying Pan Pub 2014  where Mary Nichols was seen drinking on the morning of her murder. The gateway in Buck's Row where Mary Nichol's body was found on 31st August 1888. An illustration of the murder spot from an 1888 newspaper. Durward Street in 1929. A view of Durward Street (formerly Buck's Row) in the mid-1960's. The same view of Durward Street in 2011. The  former Board School in 2007. This building still looks down on the spot where the first Jack the Ripper murder, that of Mary Nichols occurred in 1888. Looking East along Durward Street (formerly Buck's Row) in 1936. The same view looking east along Durward Street in 2010. The body of Mary Nichols, Jack the Ripper's first victim seen here in her coffin. Mary Nichols Memorial Plaque in the City of London Cemetery where she was buried.

Sites Related to Annie Chapman

Annie Chapman, Jack the Ripper's second victim, was murdered in the back yard of 29 Hanbury Street on the 8th September 1888.

The collection of photographs in this section show Hanbury Street itself, as well as exterior and interior views of the scene of the crime at number 29, in the backyard of which the body of Annie Chapman was discovered. You can read the full account of Annie Chapman's murder here.

Hanbury Street, mid-1920's. The north side of Hanbury Street, late 1950's. An illustration of the building at the junction of Hanbury Street and Wilkes Street. The same junction as it looks in 2014. A contemporary sketch of number 29 Hanbury Street from 1888. 29 Hanbury Street where Annie Chapman, the second of Jack the Ripper's victims, was murdered on 8th September 1888. The interior of 29 Hanbury Street as it appeared in the early 1960's. The backyard of 29 Hanbury Street where the body of Annie Chapman was found at 6am on September 8th 1888. The mortuary photograph of Annnie Chapman. 29 Hanbury Street being demolished in the 1960's.

Sites Related to Elizabeth Stride

On 30th September 1888, after an absence of several weeks, Jack the Ripper returned in the early hours of the morning and murdered two women within an hour of each other.

The first victim, Elizabeth Stride, was found at 1am in Dutfield's Yard, off Berner Street.

The photos in this section show Berner Street and Dutfield's Yard from various angles.

This page contains the full details of her murder.

Berner Street in the 1930's. It was here that Jack the Ripper's third murder, that of Elizabeth Stride, took place on 30th September 1888. The murder took place in Dutfield's Yard the entrance to which is the gateway with the wheel over it. The same view as it appeared in the 1930's. Berners Street looking south in 1929. A contemporary sketch showing the crowds n Berner Street in the aftermath of the murder of Elizabeth Stride. The mortuary photograph of Elizabeth "Long Liz" Stride, Jack the Ripper's third victim.

Sites Related to Catherine Eddowes

The second victim that Jack the Ripper claimed on 30th September 1888 was Catherine Eddowes, whose horrifically mutilated body was found in a dark corner of Mitre Square on the eastern fringe of the City of London, where it bordered with the East End.

The sequence of photos that follow show Mitre Square at various times since the murder occurred.

You can read the full story of her murder on this page.

Mitre Square where Catherine Eddowes, Jack the Ripper's 4th victim was murdered on 30th September 1888. The Kearley and Tongue warehouse building in Mitre Square as it was in 1928. The entrance into Mitre Square along which Catherine Eddowes would have led Jack the Ripper. The north side of the square showing the passageway through which Jack the Ripper would have escaped following the murder. A contemporary sketch showing the south-west corner of Mitre Square where the murder occurred. Murder Corner, Mitre Square in 1936. The same view of Murder Corner in 2012. Crowds arrive in Mitre Square to view the murder site. A view into Mitre Square in 2012. The mortuary photograph of Catherine Eddowes body. A wide view of the cadaver of Catherine Eddowes. A close up showing the facial injuries to Catherine Eddowes. Catherine Eddowes memorial plaque at her burial site in the City of London Cemetery.

Wentworth Model Dwellings

Having escaped from Mitre Square, the ripper headed east where he dropped a piece of Catherine Eddowes apron in a doorway of Wentworth Model Dwellings in nearby Goulston Street.

As well as the apron, the police also discovered a piece of chalked graffito on the wall which read "The Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing."

These two photographs show Wentworth Street itself and the doorway in which the apron and the chalked message were found. You can read the full story on this page.

Wentworth Street 1890's The doorway of Wentworth Model Dwellings where the chalked message was found on 30th September 1888.

Sites Related to Mary Kelly.

The final victim of Jack the Ripper was Mary Kelly, whose body was found in her room at 13 Miller's Court, off Dorset Street, on 9th November 1888.

The pictures in this section show the various locations, such as Commercial Street, where Mary was seen by various witnesses in the hours leading up to her murder.

You can also peruse the photos of the crime scene itself, including the harrowing photo of Mary Kelly that was taken in her room shortly after her body was discovered.

Mary Kelly was buried in St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Leyton and so we also include photos of the burial register and of her grave which people still visit today and leave flowers on. Read more.

Commercial Street where Mary Kelly met George Hutchinson in the early hours of 9th November 1888. A view of Commerical Street from the 1890's. The Ten Bells pub can be seen in the far right corner. The porch of Christchurch Spitalfields in 1902, the Ten Bells Pub can be seen in the background. The Ten Bells Pub 2010 Christchurch Spitalfields the church that still dominates its surroundings in 2014. Miller's Court  in 1902,where Mary Kelly, Jack the Ripper's last victim lived. The entrance into Miller's Court from Dorset Street shown here in 1928. A contemporary sketch from 1888 showing Mary Kelly's rooom boarded up after the murder. Mary Kelly's room photographed on 9th November 1888. A police sketch showing the interior of Mary Kelly's room as it appeared on 9th November 1888. The photograph of Mary Kelly's body lying on her bed at the secene of her murder. Crowds gathered outside Miller's Court in the wake of Mary Kelly's murder. The Burial Register from St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery showing the record of Mary kelly's burial. Mary Kelly's grave. A close up of Mary Kelly's grave.

Letters From Jack the Ripper

The name "Jack the Ripper" actually came from the signature on a letter that was sent to the Central News Office in the City of London in later September 1888.

It was the first of many letters that were sent in by hoaxers throughout October 1888.

One such letter was sent to Mr. George Lusk and was addressed 'From Hell', the title that was used for the Johnny Depp film on Jack the Ripper in which he played the part of the lead investigator on the case Inspector Frederick George Abberline. We look at the letters here.

The "Dear Boss" Envelope. The "Dear Boss" letter which was sent to the Central News Office in late September 1888. The last section of the "Dear Boss" letter showing the signature "Jack the Ripper". Mr  George Lusk The "From Hell" letter that Mr Lusk received on October 16th 1888.