The New York Subway Goes Vintage

Jen Darling by J.K.H. Nelson

New York City took a trip down memory lane, running its vintage pre-WWII subway cars every Sunday in December. My friend Alex works in the Big Apple as a photography assistant (I know, I’m jealous too), and sent me some photos of her trip underground.

Jen Darling by J.K.H. Nelson

I heard about the vintage holiday subway ride through the AM NY newspaper and thought it would be a great way to experience a bit of New York history and maybe put on one of my vintage hats for the occasion. They had train cars from a range of years beginning in the early thirties and it was great to see how things had changed even in a brief time. One of my favorite things were the reproductions of the original subway ads. You wouldn’t believe how to the point they were, one even encourages patrons to hit other riders trying to force their way onto the cars! You wouldn’t see that on an MTA sign today!
– Alexandra Johnston

Jen Darling by J.K.H. Nelson

Jen Darling by J.K.H. Nelson

Jen Darling by J.K.H. Nelson

Did you get a ride to the 1930s with New York’s MTA Time Machine? Would you plan a trip to New York around something oh-so-utterly New York?

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