New York Subway (1905)

The New York City subway was only seven months old when this footage was shot, documenting the ride from 14th street to 42nd street. Watch to the end to see the glamorous crowd (top hats and all) gathered on the platform at the old Grand Central Station. 

For more video from the Travel Film Archive, see http://travelfilmarchive.com.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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