See what riding the subway was like in 1905 (video)
Filmmaker G.W. Bitzer's silent short shows the subway ride between Union Square and Grand Central Terminal.
Tue Jul 23 2013
Screen shot via Change Before Going Productions
Filmed just one year after the subway system opened, this short silent movie by G.W. Bitzer is pretty fascinating. According to the Museum of Modern Art, which has details on the work, Bizter mounted a camera on a train traveling behind the one captured here; as a result, you can see the brand-new subway (we're assuming on the IRT Lexington Avenue line, now home to the 4/5/6) as it travels underground, going between 14th and 42nd Streets. (h/t Reddit, via Change Before Going Productions)
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