A documentary photobook project exploring the NYC subway and its passengers through the books they read while they ride the rails. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 9, 2012.
Subway Readers circa 1943
Thanks again for your donations and attentions.
Just thought I'd give a quick update on Notes from the Underground activities. I am planning on making a pilgrimage to the New York Transit Museum archive to do some research in their photographic collections. While I'm there I also hope to educate myself more about the general history of the NYC Subway and subway culture.
In the mean time I've been in touch with their archivist, who was kind enough to send me an image of three women reading on the subway in 1943. It seems that reading has been a favorite subway pastime across the generations!
This makes me wonder if perhaps the book shouldn't include a photographic timeline of subway reading...Any thoughts?