Friday, December 12, 2008

NYC, 1905

Patrick Appel, Andrew Sullivan's right-hand man at the Dish, links to this clip of film taken inside a New York City subway tunnel in 1905. He rightfully recommends skipping ahead to the five-minute mark. Until then, there is an initial thrill at just seeing such old footage, but then things get quite repetitive. Five minutes in, the train pulls into Grand Central, and you can see the people of the time bustling around the platform. The thrill -- for me, anyway -- returns.


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