Classic Subway Scene from the 1970s
There’s an unspoken cardinal rule against eating meals on the subway. It’s just frowned upon. Especially if messy, like a greasy burger or dirty water dog. Apparently this tie-strapped commuter from back in the day never got the memo.
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But seriously, though, this photo we recently stumbled upon is just so perfect. The setting is a graffiti-sheathed subway car. A suit sucks down a frank while his neighbor looks on in envy. Then there’s the shades-wearing African American with legs crossed. Close scrutiny seems to indicate that this subway scene was likely snapped on the N line (BMT) sometime in the 1970s.
However, as one commenter noted on the New York Tumblr, “If this is the L train, not much has changed.” Well put!