VIDEO: A Ride on the NYC Subway -- in 1905

Thursday, August 01, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Men in bowlers! Women in full-length gowns and floral hats! The clothes won't be familiar, but there's a lot for riders of today's 4/5/6 train to recognize.

Taken approximately a year after the IRT opened, the film follows a subway as it makes its way from Union Square to Grand Central. 

Hat tip to the NY Daily News.


News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.