When subways were introduced in the United States, transportation companies wanted to make sure that their riders knew about route changes, places of interest along the various routes, and system improvements. This digital collection from Princeton University has 385 posters issued by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) Company of New York City from 1918 to 1932. The posters on the site are divided into four chronological sections, and visitors can zoom in and out on each item, and also search for items of interest. The posters have some rather curious titles, and they are written in a persuasive and eye-catching fashion. They include "Our 'Surplus' is NOT in Cash" and "Here's the City's Problem". The posters that advertise "Outings in New York" are a real treat, as they use creative language and typography to encourage riders to visit places like the Pelham Bay Park's playgrounds, Yankee Stadium, and the Polo Grounds.


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