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Gallery Talk — Streetscapes and Subways: Photographs by Pierre P. and Granville W. Pullis

February 25, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission

As New York’s subway system was being planned at the turn of the 20th century, transit officials did what any large construction company would do today: hired an official photographer to take survey photographs and provide precise documentation of an area prior to—and during—construction.

Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro for a discussion of Streetscapes & Subways: Photographs by Pierre P. and Granville W. Pullis , an exhibition that provides a rare view of the last days of “old New York” through the lenses of two of the earliest photographers of subway construction. The photographs transcend their original purpose, showing New York changing on a daily basis as a result of the subway and revealing architectural and cultural details of a city that would otherwise be long forgotten.

Pre-Registration is not required for this drop-in event, which is included with your museum admission. Please see the Plan Your Visit page for information and directions.

For information on wheelchair access, American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit the accessibility page on the Museum’s website.


February 25, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission
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Kendra Sykes


Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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