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Oppy: The Emily Post of the Subway
Tuesday, May 4 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
The New York Transit Museum and our Associate Curator, Jodi Shapiro, are thrilled to partner with Poster House for an evening dedicated to little-known female poster designer Amelia Opdyke Jones (“Oppy”). Considered the Emily Post of the Subway, Oppy created decades’ worth of instructional posters indicating how one should behave when riding the nation’s finest transit system. Full of humor, wit, and valuable information, these posters still bring delight to viewers today and are a treasured part of the Transit Museum’s permanent collection.
Registration for this public program is hosted by Poster House.
Image: The Subway Sun, Vol. XXII, No. 12, 1956, Amelia Opdyke Jones, XX.2010.606.27, New York Transit Museum Car Card Collection.