Subway riders at the new Grand Central Terminal

Are these men decked out in dress coats and bowler hats ordinary commuters—or  are they officials marking the opening of a subway entrance in the “new” Grand Central Terminal?


It’s hard to tell. But here they are captured in a moment in 1913, the year the new terminal opened and just nine years after the subway made its debut as well.

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2 Responses to “Subway riders at the new Grand Central Terminal”

  1. alexei Says:

    The top of the ramp is the Grand Central entrance from the northeast corner of 42nd Street & Vanderbilt.

  2. Bennett Says:

    They are standing in front of storefront across from the ramp that was for many years Holiday Wine & Liquor( owned by my father).

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