Thanks largely to the frantic popularity of AMC's Mad Men, New York of the 1960s has enjoyed a period of cultural omnipresence. Rarely, however, does the insurgent midcentury design fetishism translate to the goings-on in the city's underbelly. Happily, Gizmodo just dug up rare 1966 photos of the city's subway, one that looks roughly the same way it does now—white tiles, fluorescent lighting, fat yellow stripes—but, you know, minus 48 years of grime and with a lot less empty Capri-Suns on the railway. The images, by Brooklyn-born photographer Danny Lyon, are now on public display for the first time ever.
· Rare Photos From 1966 Show the NYC Subway in Full Color [Gizmodo]
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