“Track Gang” at work in the subway

Philip Reisman, born in 1904 to Polish immigrant parents, painted Ash Can School–inspired scenes of city life above and below ground.

I can’t find much background on this painting—like what station it depicts or when it was done. Judging by the woman on the platform at left in jeans, it must be the 1960s or 1970s.

The Museum of the City of New York has another example of his work and more biographical info.

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2 Responses to ““Track Gang” at work in the subway”

  1. Alexei Says:

    It looks a lot like the 5th Avenue & 53rd Street station of the E Train before they renavated it. I could be wrong though.

  2. Abbie Says:

    Agreed, Fifth & 53rd. The single track and arched ceiling are the giveaways to me.

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