New York Subway (1905)

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2011/08/new-york-subway-1905/243060/