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Digital Discussion: The History of Subway Advertisements

June 17, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Free Online Discussion
Vintage Subway Sun Advertisement, reads "Go Subway to Rockaway! Take IND "A" Train"

Advertisements in the New York City transportation system are nearly as iconic as the subway cars themselves. From the first horse-car advertisement in 1860, to posters for products we recognize today, eye-catching advertisements have been used over time to communicate information quickly to commuters and tourists alike.

Join Family Programs and Visitor Experience Coordinator Rosa Palermo for a digital discussion on the history of advertising in New York City’s subway system, and discover how these signs of the times communicated with straphangers over the years.


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Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

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Photo: Subway Sun: Coney Island, Go Subway, 1958, Amelia Opdyke Jones, New York Transit Museum.


June 17, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free Online Discussion
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