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Stony stares and silence on the D train in 1951

October 3, 2013

The D train used to stop at Chambers Street? Here’s photographic proof, from the Life magazine photo archives.

Shot by Eliot Elisofen, it’s a haunting slice of subway past: wicker seats, men and women wearing hats, the absence of cell phones and ear buds.


Yet so much in this 62-year-old photo rings true today. Note the passengers looking away from each other and public service ads warning riders about the ramifications of poor subway etiquette.