Vintage Subway Signs – See More At The NYC Transit Museum

20 Dec

I recently blogged about attending the Swingin’ Vintage Tea Party on a vintage NYC subway train.

The ads and posters within the cars fascinated me.

Here’s a photo that was in my car, of the trains as originally in use:

And here are some of the original ads that are displayed in the cars:

These depict the iconic Rude Subway Rider:

And, this one is particularly interesting – I can’t see a current ad being this graphic:

A child in a pool of blood after being hit by a car while running family errands – yikes!

I wish I could have photographed more ads – but the cars were so crowded it was difficult moving around.

But there’s always the NYC Transit Museum in downtown Brooklyn!

Hours Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Phone (718) 694-1600
Admission Adults $7
Children 2 – 17 years of age $5
Senior Citizens (62+) $5
Seniors Free Wednesdays
Museum members: Free

130 Livingston Street, 10th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Subway: 2 3 4 5 to Borough Hall,

R to Court Street,

A C G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street,

A C F R to Jay Street/MetroTech.

*Weekdays rush hours only (check out the MTA website to confirm service status of the lines.)

Bus: B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67, B103 all stop within 1 to 2 blocks of the museum.

Car: From Manhattan: take the Brooklyn Bridge, proceed straight on to Adams Street. Adams will become Boerum Place. Go two blocks to Schermerhorn Street. For more detailed directions and for directions from other boroughs, Long Island or New Jersey please call 1-718-694-1873.

I have not yet attended the Transit Museum in Brooklyn, but after my fabulous adventure on the vintage cars, I look forward to making the visit soon!




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